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Current Population Survey, May 1974

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
census data; demographic characteristics; employment; Hispanic origins; 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, reasons for additional job, hourly wage amount, days and hours worked per week, labor union membership, and time of day work began and ended. Information on demographic characteristics, such as age, sex, race, household relationship, marital status, veteran status, educational attainment, and Hispanic origin, is available for each person in the household enumerated.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1974-05
  • Collection date: 1974-05
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 1974.
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
  • 7937 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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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)
  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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  • Even, William E., Macpherson, David A.. Consequences of minimum wage indexing. Contemporary Economic Policy.14, (4), 67-77.1996.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1465-7287.1996.tb00634.x (DOI)
  • 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.
    • ID: (URL)
  • 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.
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  • 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., Even, William E.. The Consequences of Indexing the Minimum Wage to Average Wages in the U.S. Economy. Washington, DC: . 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)
  • 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)
  • Trejo, Stephen J.. The Effects of Overtime Pay Regulation on Worker Compensation. American Economic Review.81, (4), 719 -1991.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Krueger, Alan B., Summers, Lawrence H.. Efficiency Wages and the Inter-Industry Wage Structure. Econometrica.56, (2), 259-293.1988.
    • ID: (URL)
  • 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.
    • ID: (URL)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Linneman, Peter, Wachter, Michael L.. Rising Union Premiums and the Declining Boundaries Among Noncompeting Groups. American Economic Review.76, (2), 103-108.1986.
  • 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)
  • Duggan, James E.. The Labor-Force Participation of Older Workers. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.37, (3), 416-430.1984.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Freeman, Richard B.. Longitudinal Analyses of the Effects of Trade Unions. Journal of Labor Economics.2, (1), 1-26.1984.
    • ID: 10.1086/298021 (DOI)
  • Allen, Steven G.. How Much Does Absenteeism Cost?. Journal of Human Resources.18, (3), 379 -1983.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Baugh, William H., Stone, Joe A.. Teachers, Unions, and Wages in the 1970s: Unionism Now Pays. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.35, (3), 368-376.1982.
    • 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)
  • 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)

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 1974. Version 1. Current Population Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.