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Current Population Survey, June 1985: Marital History and Fertility

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
birth expectations; census data; demographic characteristics; divorce; employment; fertility; Hispanic origins; households; income; jobs; labor force; marital status; occupations; population characteristics; population estimates; reproductive history; unemployment
  • Abstract

    This collection provides data on labor force activity for the week prior to the survey. Comprehensive data are available on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 14 years old and over. Also included are personal characteristics such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, household relationship, educational background, and Spanish origin. In addition, data pertaining to marital history and fertility are included in the file. Men who were ever married (currently widowed, divorced, separated, or married) aged 15 and over were asked the number of times married and if the first marriage ended in widowhood or divorce. Ever married women aged 15 and over were asked the number of times married, date of marriage, date of widowhood or divorce, and if divorced the date of separation of the household for as many as three marriages. Questions on fertility were asked of ever married women 15 years and over and never married women 18 years and over. These questions included number of liveborn children, and date of birth, sex, and current residence for as many as five children. In addition, women between the ages of 18 and 39 were asked how many children they expect to have during their remaining childbearing years.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1985-06
  • Collection date: 1985-06
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The universe consists of all persons in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States living in households.
The probability sample selected to represent the universe consists of approximately 71,000 households.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8899 (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 (1988): Current Population Survey, June 1985: Marital History and Fertility. Version 1. Current Population Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.