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Current Population Survey, January 1988: 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: 1988-01
  • Collection date: 1988-01
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 57,000 households.
Collection Mode
  • The Census Bureau has padded the last block of data with missing data codes. Therefore, users will find more records than there are valid cases.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9285 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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  • Rodriguez, Daniel, Zavodny, Madeline. Are displaced workers now finished at age forty?. Economic Review - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.85, (2), 33-47.2000.
  • Siegel, Michele, Muller, Charlotte, Honig, Marjorie. Incidence of job loss: The shift from younger to older workers, 1981-1996. New York: International Longevity Center. 2000.
  • Aaronson, Daniel, Housinger, Kenneth. The impact of technology on displacement and reemployment. Economic Perspectives (Chicago).23, (2), 1403-30.1999.
  • Rodriguez-Planas, Nuria. Asymmetric Information in the Labor Market: New Evidence on Layoffs, Recalls, and Unemployment. Finance and Economics Discussion Paper Series.99/09, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. 1999.
  • Schultze, Charles L.. Downsized & out?. Brookings Review.17, (4), 9-13.1999.
  • Shippen, Ben S., Jr.. Unmeasured skills in inter-industry wage differentials: Evidence from the apparel industry. Journal of Labor Research.20, (1), 161-169.1999.
    • ID: 10.1007/s12122-999-1032-8 (DOI)
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  • Card, David. Deregulation and labor earnings in the airline industry. Regulatory Reform and Labor Markets.Norwell: Kluwer. 1998.
  • Kletzer, Lori G.. International trade and job displacement in U.S. manufacturing: 1979-91. Imports, Exports, and the American Worker.Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Pres. 1998.
  • Neal, Derek. The link between ability and specialization. Journal of Human Resources.33, (1), 173-200.1998.
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  • Peoples, James. Deregulation and the labor market. Journal of Economic Perspectives.12, (3), 111-130.1998.
    • ID: 10.1257/jep.12.3.111 (DOI)
  • Rodriguez-Planas, Nuria. Playing Hard to Get: Theory and Evidence on Layoffs, Recalls, and Unemployment. Industry Studies Program Working Paper Series on Economics.86, Boston University. 1998.
  • Addison, John T., Blackburn, McKinley L.. A puzzling aspect of the effect of advance notice on unemployment. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.50, (2), 268-288.1997.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Diebold, Francis X., Neumark, David, Polsky, Daniel. Job Stability in the United States. Journal of Labor Economics.15, (2), 206-233.1997.
    • ID: 10.1086/209831 (DOI)
  • Farber, Henry S., Haltiwanger, John, Abraham, Katharine G.. The changing face of job loss in the United States, 1981-1995. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity: Microeconomics.55-128.1997.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Reardon, Elaine. Demand-side changes and the relative economic progress of black men: 1940-90. Journal of Human Resources.32, (1), 69-97.1997.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Farber, Henry S.. The Changing Face of Job Loss in the United States, 1981-1993. Working Paper.360, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University, Industrial Relations Section. 1996.
  • Kletzer, Lori G.. The role of sector-specific skills in postdisplacement earnings. Industrial Relations.35, (4), 473-490.1996.
    • 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.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Ting, Yuan. Workforce reductions and termination benefits in governments: the case of advance notice. Public Personnel Management.25, (2), 183 -1996.
  • Addison, John T., Blackburn, McKinley. Advance notice and job search: More on the value of an early start. Industrial Relations.34, (2), 242-262.1995.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1468-232X.1995.tb00371.x (DOI)
  • Addison, John T., Fox, Douglas A., Ruhm, Christopher J.. Trade and displacement in manufacturing. Monthly Labor Review.118, (4), 58-67.1995.
    • ID: (URL)
  • DiPrete, Thomas A., Forristal, Jerry D.. Socioeconomic Change and Occupational Location for Successive Cohorts of American Male and Female Workers. Social Science Research.24, (4), 390-438.1995.
    • ID: 10.1006/ssre.1995.1016 (DOI)
  • Evans, David S., Leighton, Linda S.. Retrospective bias in the Displaced Worker Surveys. Journal of Human Resources.30, (2), 386-396.1995.
    • 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.
  • McCall, Brian P.. The Impact of Unemployment Insurance Benefit Levels on Recipiency. Journal of Business and Economic Statistics.13, (2), 189-198.1995.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Neal, Derek. Industry-specific human capital: Evidence from displaced workers. Journal of Labor Economics.13, (4), 653-677.1995.
    • ID: 10.1086/298388 (DOI)
  • Addison, John T., Blackburn, McKinley L.. The worker adjustment and retraining notification act: Effects on notice provision. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.47, (4), 650 -1994.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Bowman, Jan L.B., Couchman, Glennis M., Cole, Suzanne W.. Midlife and Older Displaced Workers: A Comparison of Predisplacement and New Earnings. Journal of Family and Economic Issues.15, (2), 93-115.1994.
    • ID: 10.1007/BF02353635 (DOI)
  • Nord, Stephen, Ting, Yuan. Discrimination and the Unemployment Durations of White and Black Males. Applied Economics.26, (10), 969-979.1994.
    • ID: 10.1080/00036849400000104 (DOI)
  • Carrington, William J.. Wage losses for displaced workers: Is it really the firm that matters?. Journal of Human Resources.28, (3), 435-462.1993.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Farber, Henry S.. The Incidence and Costs of Job Loss, 1982-1991. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity: Microeconomics.(1), 73-132.1993.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Gardner, Jennifer M.. Recession Swells Count of Displaced Workers. Monthly Labor Review.116, (6), 14-23.1993.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Hutchens, Robert M.. Restricted job opportunities and the older worker. As the Workforce Ages: Costs, Benefits, and Policy Changes.Ithaca: ILR Press. 1993.
  • Koop, Gary, Ruhm, Christopher J.. Econometric estimation of proportional hazard models. Journal of Economics and Business.45, 421-430.1993.
    • ID: 10.1016/0148-6195(93)90039-Q (DOI)
  • Nord, Stephen, Ting, Yuan. The effect of advance notification of plant closings on the re-employment earnings of displaced blue-collar workers in the United States. Applied Economics.25, 531-540.1993.
    • ID: 10.1080/00036849300000061 (DOI)
  • 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.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Addison, John T., Portugal, Pedro. Advance Notice and Unemployment: New Evidence from the 1988 Displaced Worker Survey. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.45, (4), 645-664.1992.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Addison, John T., Portugal, Pedro. Advance notice: From voluntary exchange to mandated benefits. Industrial Relations.31, (1), 159-178.1992.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1468-232X.1992.tb00303.x (DOI)
  • Kletzer, Lori G.. Industry Wage Differentials and Wait Unemployment. Industrial Relations.31, (2), 250-269.1992.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1468-232X.1992.tb00308.x (DOI)
  • Nord, Stephen, Ting, Yuan. The Impact of Advance Notice: A Rejoinder. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.45, (4), 674-677.1992.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Podgursky, Michael. The Industrial Structure of Job Displacement, 1979-89. Monthly Labor Review.115, (9), 17-25.1992.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Herz, Diane E.. Worker Displacement Still Common in the Late 1980s. Monthly Labor Review.114, (5), 3-9.1991.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Kletzer, Lori G.. Job Displacement, 1979-86: How Blacks Fared Relative to Whites. Monthly Labor Review.114, (7), 17-25.1991.
    • ID: (URL)
  • 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.
  • Nord, Stephen, Ting, Yuan. The Impact of Advance Notice of Plant Closings on Earnings and the Probability of Unemployment. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.44, (4), 681-691.1991.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Bowman, Janette L.. Factors that Affect Incomes of Midlife and Older Displaced Workers. Dissertation, Oklahoma State University. 1990.
  • Herz, Diane E.. Worker displacement in a period of rapid job expansion: 1983-87. Monthly Labor Review.113, (5), 21-33.1990.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Ruhm, Christopher J.. The Impact of Advance Notice Provisions on Postdisplacement Outcomes. Washington, DC: United States Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. 1990.

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 1988: Displaced Workers. Version 1. Current Population Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.