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Current Population Survey, June 1977

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
birth expectations; census data; child care; demographic characteristics; employment; fertility; Hispanic origins; households; labor force; population characteristics; population estimates; reproductive history; unemployment
  • Abstract

    This collection contains standard 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 supplied are personal characteristics such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, household relationship, educational background, and Spanish origin. In addition, supplemental data pertaining to birth history, birth expectations, and child care arrangements are included in this file. Data on birth history were collected for unmarried women ages 18-49 and for married women ages 14-49 and include variables such as total number of children ever born, dates of birth of the first and most recent child, and date of first marriage. Questions on birth expectations, asked of unmarried women ages 18-44 and currently married women ages 14-44, included number of children they expect to have and ages of all children living in the household. Currently married women were asked the number of children they expect to have within the next five years and when they expected their first/next child to be born within the next five years. Questions on child care arrangements were asked of all currently employed women ages 18-44 with a child under the age of five living in the household. Data are provided on child care arrangements for the two youngest children and include items such as whether regular day care arrangements are made, location of day care facility, who provides and pays for care, and types of activities occupying the mother while day care is provided. Respondents were also asked whether they would work more hours or have more children if they could make additional child care arrangements at a reasonable cost.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1977-06
  • Collection date: 1977-06
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All persons 14 years and over in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States living in households.
A probability sample consisting of approximately 66,000 households was selected to represent the universe.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 9283 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09283.v1
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    • ID: (URL)
  • Ginn, Helen L.. Women's Market Work and Fertility: The Influence of Race. Dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park. 1982.
  • Powers, Mary G., Salvo, Joseph J.. Fertility and Child Care Arrangements as Mechanisms of Status Articulation. Journal of Marriage and Family.44, (1), 21-34.1982.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Presser, Harriet B.. Working women and child care. Women: A Developmental Perspective.United States Department of Health and Human Services. 1982.
  • Presser, Harriet B., Baldwin, Wendy. Child care as a constraint on employment: Prevalence, correlates, and bearing on the work and fertility nexus. American Journal of Sociology.85, (5), 1202-1213.1980.
    • ID: 10.1086/227130 (DOI)

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 1977. Archival Version. Current Population Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.