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Current Population Survey, May 1983: Pension and Retirement Plan Coverage

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
demographic characteristics; employment; Hispanic origins; households; income; labor force; pension plans; pensions; population characteristics; population estimates; retirement plans; social security; unemployment
  • 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. This dataset also contains supplemental information on pension and retirement plan coverage through employer- or union-sponsored retirement plans as well as individual retirement plans and Keogh plans. Information on demographic characteristics, such as age, sex, race, household relationship, and Hispanic origin, is available for each person in the household enumerated.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1983-05
  • Collection date: 1983-05
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 1983.
A national probability sample was used in selecting the housing units. Approximately 71,000 housing units were sampled.
Collection Mode
  • All records contain weights, which must be used in any analysis.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8335 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1985): Current Population Survey, May 1983: Pension and Retirement Plan Coverage. Version 1. Current Population Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.