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Current Population Survey, May 1972

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Current Population Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
adult education; census data; demographic characteristics; educational background; employment; households; income; jobs; labor force; multiple jobs; occupations; population characteristics; population estimates; unemployment; working hours
  • Abstract

    This data collection supplies standard monthly labor force data for the week prior to the survey. Comprehensive information is given on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 14 years old and older. Additional data are available concerning weeks worked and hours per week worked, reason not working full-time, total income and income components, and residence. Supplemental information on respondents with more than one job includes weekly income, hours worked per week, whether respondents aged 17-34 attended school, and whether respondents aged 17 years old and older had ever attended adult education classes or college. Information on demographic characteristics, such as age, sex, race, household relationship, marital status, veteran status, and educational attainment, is available for each person in the household enumerated.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1972-05
  • Collection date: 1972-05
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Persons in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States including members of the armed forces living in civilian housing units in May 1972.
A national probability sample was used in selecting housing units. Persons 14 years old and older in the sample were surveyed.
Collection Mode
  • (1) All records contain weights, which must be used in any analysis. (2) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7935 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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  • Rogers, Gayle Thompson. Vesting of Private Pension Benefits in 1979 and Change From 1972. Social Security Bulletin.12-29.1981.
  • Okes, Imogene E., Greer, F. Loyal. Participation in Adult Education: Final Report, 1972. Washington, DC: United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Center for Educational Statistics. 1976.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1984): Current Population Survey, May 1972. Version 1. Current Population Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.