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Current Population Survey, May 1973

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Current Population Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
census data; demographic characteristics; educational background; employment; households; income; jobs; labor force; multiple jobs; occupations; population characteristics; population estimates; unemployment; union membership; 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 for respondents with more than one job includes weekly income, hours and days worked at additional job, hourly wage amount, membership in a labor union, and time of day work began and ended. Information on demographic characteristics, such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, household relationship, educational attainment, and Hispanic origin, is available for each person in the household enumerated.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1973-05
  • Collection date: 1973-05
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 1973.
A national probability sample was used in selecting housing units. Persons 14 years old and older in the sampled units 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 version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7936 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07936.v1
  • Card, David. The effect of unions on wage inequality in the U.S. labor market. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.54, (2), 296-315.2001.
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  • Talley, Wayne K.. Wage Differentials of Transportation Industries: Deregulation Versus Regulation. Economic Inquiry.39, (3), 406-429.2001.
    • ID: 10.1093/ei/39.3.406 (DOI)
  • Hamermesh, Daniel S., Trejo, Stephen J.. The demand for hours of labor: Direct evidence for California. Review of Economics and Statistics.82, (1), 38-47.2000.
    • ID: 10.1162/003465300558614 (DOI)
  • Ragan, James F., Jr., Bratsberg, Bernt. Un-COLA: Why have cost-of-living clauses disappeared from union contracts and will they return?. Southern Economic Journal.67, (2), 304-324.2000.
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  • Hamermesh, Daniel S.. Changing inequality in work injuries and work timing. Monthly Labor Review.122, (10), 22-30.1999.
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  • Hamermesh, Daniel S.. Crime and the timing of work. Journal of Urban Economics.45, (2), 311-330.1999.
    • ID: 10.1006/juec.1998.2106 (DOI)
  • Katz, Lawrence F., Krueger, Alan B.. The high-pressure U.S. labor market of the 1990s / Comments and discussion. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity.(1), 1-65.1999.
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  • Abraham, Katharine G., Spletzer, James R., Stewart, Jay C.. Divergent trends in alternative real wage series. Labor Statistics Measurement Issues.Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1998.
  • Costa, Dora L.. The Wage and the Length of the Work Day: From the 1890s to 1991. NBER Working Paper Series.6504, Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. 1998.
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  • Heywood, John S.. Regulated industries and measures of earnings discrimination. Regulatory Reform and Labor Markets.Norwell: Kluwer. 1998.
  • Hirsch, Barry T., Mapheron, David A.. Earnings and employment in trucking: Deregulating a naturally competitive industry. Regulatory Reform and Labor Markets.Norwell: Kluwer. 1998.
  • Peoples, James. Deregulation and the labor market. Journal of Economic Perspectives.12, (3), 111-130.1998.
    • ID: 10.1257/jep.12.3.111 (DOI)
  • Talley, Wayne K., Schwarz-Miller, Ann V.. Railroad deregulation and union labor earnings. Regulatory Reform and Labor Markets.Norwell: Kluwer. 1998.
  • Bender, Keith A.. The changing determinants of U.S. unionism: An analysis using worker-level data. Journal of Labor Research.18, (3), 403-423.1997.
    • ID: 10.1007/s12122-997-1047-y (DOI)
  • DiNardo, John, Fortin, Nicole M., Lemieux, Thomas. Labor market institutions and the distribution of wages, 1973-1992: A semiparametric approach. Econometrica.64, (5), 1001-1044.1996.
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  • MacDonald, James M., Cavalluzzo, Linda C.. Railroad deregulation: Pricing reforms, shipper responses, and the effects on labor. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.50, (1), 80-91.1996.
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  • Neumark, David, Wascher, William. Reconciling the evidence on employment effects of minimum wages: A review of our research findings. The Effects of the Minimum Wage on Employment.Washington, DC: AEI Press. 1996.
  • Peoples, James, Robinson, Rhonda. Market structure and racial and gender discrimination: Evidence from the telecommunication industry. American Journal of Economics and Sociology.55, (3), 309-324.1996.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1536-7150.1996.tb02313.x (DOI)
  • Shapiro, Matthew D.. Macroeconomic implications of variation in the workweek of capital. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity.(2), 79-133.1996.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Card, David E., Krueger, Alan B.. Myth and measurement: The new economics of the minimum wage. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 1995.
  • Macpherson, David A., Hirsch, Barry T.. Wages and gender composition: Why do women's jobs pay less?. Journal of Labor Economics.13, (3), 426-471.1995.
    • ID: 10.1086/298381 (DOI)
  • Neumark, David, Wascher, William. Minimum Wage Effects on Employment and School Enrollment. Journal of Business and Economic Statistics.13, (2), 199-206.1995.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Berman, Eli, Bound, John, Griliches, Zvi. Changes in the demand for skilled labor within U.S. manufacturing: Evidence from the annual survey of maufacturers. Quarterly Journal of Economics.109, (2), 367-397.1994.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Card, David, Katz, Lawrence F., Krueger, Alan B.. Comment on David Neumark and William Wascher, `Employment Effects of Minimum and Subminimum Wages: Panel Data on State Minimum Wage Laws'. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.48, (3), 487-496.1994.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Hendricks, Wallace. Deregulation and labor earnings. Journal of Labor Research.15, (31), 207-234.1994.
    • ID: 10.1007/BF02685767 (DOI)
  • Mishel, Lawrence, Bernstein, Jared. The State of Working America, 1994-95. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe. 1994.
  • Neumark, David, Wascher, William. Employment effects of minimum and subminimum wages: Reply to Card, Katz, and Krueger. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.47, 497-512.1994.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Peoples, James, Saunders, Lisa. Trucking deregulation and the black/white wage gap. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.47, (1), 23-35.1993.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Neumark, David, Wascher, William. Employment effects of minimum wages and subminimum wages: Panel data on state minimum wage laws. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.46, (1), 55-81.1992.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Kosters, Marvin H.. Schooling, Work Experience, And Wage Trends. American Economic Review.80, (2), 308 -1990.
  • Linneman, Peter D., Wachter, Michael L., Carter, William H.. Evaluating the Evidence on Union Employment and Wages. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.44, (1), 34-53.1990.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Eberts, Randall W.. Accounting For The Recent Divergence In Regional Wage Differentials. Economic Review - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.25, (3), 14-26.1989.
  • Farber, Stephen C., Newman, Robert J.. Regional Wage Differentials and the Spatial Convergence of Worker Characteristic Prices. Review of Economics and Statistics.71, (2), 224 -1989.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Allen, Steven G.. Declining Unionization in Construction: The Facts and the Reasons. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.41, (3), 343-359.1988.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Hirsch, Barry T.. Trucking regulation, unionization, and labor earnings: 1973-85. Journal of Human Resources.23, (3), 296-319.1988.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Roback, Jennifer. Wages, Rents, and Amenities: Differences among Workers and Regions. Economic Inquiry.26, (1), 23-41.1988.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1465-7295.1988.tb01667.x (DOI)
  • Hirsch, Barry T., Neufeld, John L.. Nominal and real union wage differentials and the effects of industry and SMSA density: 1973-1983. Journal of Human Resources.22, (1), 138-148.1987.
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  • MacPherson, David A., Stewart, James B.. Unionism and the dispersion of wages among blue-collar women. Journal of Labor Research.8, (4), 395-405.1987.
    • ID: 10.1007/BF02685222 (DOI)
  • Montgomery, Edward, Wascher, William. Race and Gender Wage Inequality in Services and Manufacturing. Industrial Relations.26, (3), 284-290.1987.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1468-232X.1987.tb00713.x (DOI)
  • Freeman, Richard B.. In search of union wage concessions in standard data sets. Industrial Relations.25, (2), 131-145.1986.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1468-232X.1986.tb00676.x (DOI)
  • Hodson, Randy. Industrial Structure as a Worker Resource. Social Science Journal.23, (3), 277-292.1986.
    • ID: 10.1016/0362-3319(86)90062-5 (DOI)
  • Linneman, Peter, Wachter, Michael L.. Rising Union Premiums and the Declining Boundaries Among Noncompeting Groups. American Economic Review.76, (2), 103-108.1986.
  • Medoff, James L.. Labor Market Conditions in Ohio Versus the Rest of the United States: 1973-1984. Economic Review - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.24-30.1986.
  • Smith, Shirley J.. The Growing Diversity of Work Schedules. Monthly Labor Review.109, (11), 7-13.1986.
  • Cotton, Jeremiah. More on the 'Cost' of Being a Black or Mexican American Male Worker. Social Science Quarterly.66, (4), 867-885.1985.
  • Kokkelenberg, Edward C., Sockell, Donna R.. Union Membership in the United States, 1973-1981. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.38, (4), 497-543.1985.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Allen, Steven G.. Trade Unions, Absenteeism, and Exit-Voice. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.37, (3), 331-345.1984.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Berger, Mark C.. Cohort Size and the Earnings Growth of Young Workers. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.37, (4), 582-591.1984.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Allen, Steven G.. How Much Does Absenteeism Cost?. Journal of Human Resources.18, (3), 379 -1983.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Sahling, Leonard G., Smith, Sharon P.. Regional Wage Differentials: Has the South Risen Again?. Review of Economics and Statistics.65, 131-135.1983.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Hirsch, Barry T.. The Interindustry Structure of Unionism, Earnings, and Earnings Dispersion. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.36, (1), 22-39.1982.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Holzer, Harry J.. Unions and the Labor Market Status of White and Minority Youths. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.35, (3), 392-405.1982.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Cain, Glen G., Becker, Brian E., McLaughlin, Catherine G., Schwenk, Albert E.. The Effect of Unions on Wages in Hospitals. Research in Labor Economics.Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press. 1981.
  • Finegan, T. Aldrich. Discouraged Workers and Economic Fluctuations. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.35, (1), 88-102.1981.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Freeman, Richard B., Medoff, James L.. The Impact of the Percentage Organized on Union and Nonunion Wages. Review of Economics and Statistics.63, (4), 561 -1981.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Freeman, Richard B.. Unionism and the Dispersion of Wages. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.34, (1), 3-23.1980.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Chang, Julius Chungshi. An Econometric Study of the Second Job Market in the United States. Dissertation, Wayne State University. 1979.
  • Freeman, Richard B., Medoff, James L.. New Estimates of Private Sector Unionism in the United States. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.32, (2), 143-174.1979.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Smith, Marvin M.. Industrial Racial Wage Discrimination in the U.S.. Industrial Relations.18, (1), 110-116.1979.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1468-232X.1979.tb00961.x (DOI)
  • Bloch, Farrell E., Kuskin, Mark S.. Wage Determination in the Union and Nonunion Sectors. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.31, (2), 183-192.1978.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Bloch, Farrell E., Smith, Sharon P.. Human capital and labor market employment. Journal of Human Resources.12, (4), 550-560.1977.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Kiefer, Nicholas M., Smith, Sharon P.. Union Impact and Wage Discrimination by Region. Journal of Human Resources.12, (4), 521 -1977.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Smith, Sharon P.. Government wage differentials by sex. Journal of Human Resources.11, (2), 185-199.1976.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Ryscavage, Paul M.. Measuring union-nonunion earnings differences. Monthly Labor Review.97, (12), 3 -1974.

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 1973. Archival Version. Current Population Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.