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Current Population Survey, May 1984: Adult Education

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
adult education; census data; demographic characteristics; educational programs; employment; Hispanic origins; households; labor force; population characteristics; population estimates; unemployment
  • Abstract

    Data on labor force activity for the week prior to the survey are the main focus of this study. Comprehensive data are provided for persons age 14 and older on employment status, occupation, and industry. Additional data on adult education participation are supplied for persons age 16 and older. Included are subject area, reason for enrolling in education program, applicability of courses toward degrees or certificates, source of instruction, source of payment, and cost of course. Demographic data such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, educational background, and Spanish origin are provided for all household members.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1984-05
  • Collection date: 1984-05
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All persons in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States.
A probability sample of approximately 71,000 households was used to represent the universe. Every state (and the District of Columbia) is covered. There are 629 sampling areas, which include 1,148 counties and cities.
Collection Mode
  • Because the primary sampling units used for this survey are drawn from strata that may or may not cross state lines, state estimates derived from this collection may not be as reliable as national data.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 8461 (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 (1986): Current Population Survey, May 1984: Adult Education. Archival Version. Current Population Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.