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Current Population Survey, August 1988: Retiree Health Insurance

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; health insurance; Hispanic origins; households; labor force; population characteristics; population estimates; retirees; unemployment; veterans
  • Abstract

    This dataset includes information on labor force activity for the week prior to the survey. Comprehensive data are provided on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 14 years old and over. Also included are personal characteristics such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, household relationship, educational background, and Spanish origin. The supplement includes data on the health insurance status of retirees and the surviving spouses of retirees. The purpose of the supplement was to determine whether retirees or their surviving spouses had access to health plans through the retirees" past employers. All persons aged 40 or older, including males and females, were asked the supplement items.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1988
  • Collection date: 1988-08
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The universe consists of all persons in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States living in households.
The probability sample selected to represent the universe consists of 57,000 households.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9345 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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    • ID: (URL)
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  • Macpherson, David A.. Employer-provided retiree health insurance: Who is covered?. Economics Letters.39, (1), 95-99.1992.
    • ID: 10.1016/0165-1765(92)90108-B (DOI)
  • Rogowski, Jeannette A., Karoly, Lynn A.. Retirement and health insurance coverage. Health Benefits and the Workforce.Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. 1992.

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

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1992): Current Population Survey, August 1988: Retiree Health Insurance. Version 1. Current Population Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.