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Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1988

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; employment; Hispanic origins; households; labor force; national elections; population characteristics; population estimates; unemployment; voter attitudes; voter registration; voters; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This survey 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. Personal characteristics such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, household relationships, educational background, and Spanish origin are also provided. Supplement questions pertain to citizenship, voting status in the election of November 4, 1988, and registration status. Data on telephone availability are also included.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1988-11
  • Collection date: 1988-11
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
  • 9318 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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  • Brians, Craig Leonard, Grofman, Bernard. Election day registration's effect on U.S. voter turnout. Social Science Quarterly.82, (1), 170-183.2001.
    • ID: 10.1111/0038-4941.00015 (DOI)
  • Manza, Jeff, Uggen, Christopher, Britton, Marcus. The Truly Disenfranchised: Felon Voting Rights and American Politics. Evanston, IL: Institute for Policy Research. 2001.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Turner, M. Jean, Shields, Todd G., Sharp, Darinda. Changes and continuities in the determinants of older adults' voter turnout, 1952-1996. Gerontologist.41, (6), 805-818.2001.
    • ID: 10.1093/geront/41.6.805 (DOI)
  • Brown, Robert D., Jackson, Robert A., Wright, Gerald C.. Registration, turnout, and state party systems. Political Research Quarterly.52, (3), 463-479.1999.
  • Stiles, Jon, et al. California Latino Demographic Databook. Berkeley, CA: California Policy Seminar. 1998.
  • Knack, Stephen. The Reappearing American Voter: Why Did Turnout Rise in '92?. Social Science Quarterly.16, (1), 17-32.1997.
  • Hill, Kim Quaile, Leighley, Jan E., Hinton-Anderson, Angela. Lower-Class Mobilization and Policy Linkage in the U.S. States. American Journal of Political Science.39, (1), 75-86.1995.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Brick, J. Michael, Burke, John, West, Jerry. Telephone Undercoverage Bias of 14- to 21-Year-Olds and 3- to 5-Year-Olds: Contractor Report. Technical Report.NCES 92-101, Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement. 1992.
  • Leighley, Jan E., Nagler, Jonathan. Socioeconomic class bias in turnout, 1964-1988: The voters remain the same. American Political Science Review.86, (3), 725-736.1992.
    • ID: (URL)
  • (author unknown). Voting and Registration in the Election of November 1988. Current Population Reports, Population Characteristics.Series P-20, no. 440, Washington, DC: United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. 1989.

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: Voter Supplement File, 1988. Version 1. Current Population Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.