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Current Population Survey, June 1976

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; employment; fertility; Hispanic origins; households; labor force; population characteristics; population estimates; reproductive history; unemployment
  • Abstract

    This survey gathered information on labor force activity, fertility, birth expectations, and other personal characteristics including age, sex, race, marital status, family income, type of dwelling unit, veteran status, relationship to the head of the household, education, and Spanish origin. The following labor force characteristics of employed persons are reported for the week immediately preceding the survey: occupation, industry, total number of hours worked, overtime hours worked, reasons for working less than 35 hours, reasons causing temporary absence from work, the number of work hours missed because of temporary absence, and whether or not wages or salary were received for the hours missed. Labor force characteristics of unemployed persons include the date, occupation, and industry of the job last held, methods used to search for a job during the last four weeks, reasons why a job was sought, the number of weeks spent looking for a job, and whether a full-time or a part-time job was sought. Work-related information on persons not in the labor force includes reasons for not looking for work, reasons for leaving the last job, length of time since a job was last sought, whether or not a job was desired at the time of the survey, and whether or not the individual intended to seek a job during the next 12 months. Questions on birth expectations asked married but not separated women 14 to 39 years old and widowed, divorced, separated, or never married women 18 to 34 years old how many more children they expected to have during their lifetime and within the next five years. The survey also collected the following information on never married females ages 18 to 59 and ever married females ages 14 to 59: year and month of first marriage, number of children ever born, month and year in which the most recent child was born, number of children ever born less than five years of age, and the number of own children living in the household.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1976-06
  • Collection date: 1976-06
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Noninstitutionalized civilians ages 14 and over residing in households within the United States.
Area probability sample of households.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain alphabetic and other nonnumeric codes.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9282 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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  • O'Connell, Martin, Payne, Peggy. Fertility of American Women: June 1976. Current Population Reports: Population Characteristics.Series P-20, No. 308, Suitland, MD: United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. 1977.

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

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1990): Current Population Survey, June 1976. Version 1. Current Population Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.