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Current Population Survey, January 1986: Displaced Workers

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; displaced workers; employment; health insurance; Hispanic origins; households; job loss; job tenure; labor force; layoffs; population characteristics; population estimates; 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 aged 14 and over. Also shown are personal characteristics such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, household relationship, educational background, and Spanish origin. The displaced workers questions were asked of all persons aged 20 and over who lost a job involuntarily within the last five years due to operating decisions of a firm, plant, or business in which the worker was employed. Data are provided on reasons for job displacement, industry and occupation of the former job, group health insurance coverage, job tenure, and weekly earnings. Additional data refer to periods of unemployment as well as number of jobs held, use of unemployment benefits, whether residence was changed to seek work in another area, current health insurance coverage, and current weekly earnings.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1986-01
  • Collection date: 1986-01
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
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
  • 8978 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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    • ID: 10.1257/jep.12.3.111 (DOI)
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    • ID: 10.1111/j.1468-232X.1996.tb00417.x (DOI)
  • McCall, Brian P.. Unemployment insurance rules, joblessness, and part-time work. Econometrica.64, (3), 647-682.1996.
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    • ID: 10.1006/ssre.1995.1016 (DOI)
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    • ID: (URL)
  • Kletzer, Lori G.. International Trade and Job Loss in U.S. Manufacturing, 1979-91. Working Paper.331, Santa Cruz, CA: University of California, Santa Cruz. 1995.
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  • Neal, Derek. Industry-specific human capital: Evidence from displaced workers. Journal of Labor Economics.13, (4), 653-677.1995.
    • ID: 10.1086/298388 (DOI)
  • de la Rica, Sara. Evidence of preseparation earnings losses in the displaced worker survey. Journal of Human Resources.30, (3), 610 -1995.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Carrington, William J.. Wage losses for displaced workers: Is it really the firm that matters?. Journal of Human Resources.28, (3), 435-462.1993.
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    • ID: (URL)
  • Addison, John T., Fox, Douglas A., Ruhm, Christopher J.. The Impact of Advance Notice: A Comment on a Study by Nord and Ting. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.45, (4), 665-673.1992.
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  • Podgursky, Michael. The Industrial Structure of Job Displacement, 1979-89. Monthly Labor Review.115, (9), 17-25.1992.
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    • ID: (URL)
  • Kletzer, Lori G.. Job Displacement, 1979-86: How Blacks Fared Relative to Whites. Monthly Labor Review.114, (7), 17-25.1991.
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  • Kletzer, Lori Gladstein. Earnings after job displacement: Job tenure, industry, and occupation. Job Displacement: Consequences and Implications for Policy.Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press. 1991.
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  • Seitchik, Adam D.. When Married Men Lose Jobs: Income Replacement within the Family. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.44, (4), 692-707.1991.
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  • Gibbons, Robert S., Katz, Lawrence F.. Layoffs and Lemons. NBER Working Paper Series.2968, Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. 1989.
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  • Kletzer, Lori G.. Industry wage differentials and permanent job loss: Do workers displaced from high-wage industries have longer durations of joblessness?. Williams College, Mimeograph. 1989.
  • Seitchik, Adam, Zornitsky, Jeffrey. From one job to the next: Worker adjustment in a changing labor market. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. 1989.
  • Swaim, Paul, Podgursky, Michael. Do More Educated Workers Fare Better Following Job Displacement?. Monthly Labor Review.112, (8), 43-46.1989.
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  • Horvath, Francis W.. The Pulse of Economic Change: Displaced Workers of 1981-85. Monthly Labor Review.110, (6), 3 -1987.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1989): Current Population Survey, January 1986: Displaced Workers. Version 1. Current Population Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.