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Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1988 Rewrite Supplement

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; income; job history; labor force; occupational mobility; population characteristics; population estimates; unemployment; working hours
  • Abstract

    This data collection supplies standard monthly labor force data and also provides supplemental data on work experience, income, noncash benefits, and migration. Comprehensive information is given on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 15 years old and over. Additional data are available concerning weeks worked and hours per week worked, reason not working full-time, total income and income components, and residence on March 1, 1987. Demographic information, such as age, sex, race, household relationship, and Spanish origin, is provided for each person in the household. The data file was rewritten in the March 1989 format to facilitate its use with March 1989 and later files.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Dataset
    • DS2: Data Dictionary File
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1988
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Civilian noninstitutional population of the United States living in housing units, and members of the Armed Forces living in civilian housing units on military bases or in households not on military bases.
A national probability sample was used in selecting housing units. About 56,000 housing units were contacted with an additional sample of 2,500 Spanish households added to the March survey sample. The sample was located in 729 sample areas consisting of 1,973 counties and independent cities with coverage in every state and in the District of Columbia.
Collection Mode
  • The 295,459 cases in this hierarchical file include person-level, family-level, and household-level records. This data collection includes 193 more cases than the original CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY: ANNUAL DEMOGRAPHIC FILE, 1988 (ICPSR 9090). The larger number of cases is the result of the addition of some households, the inclusion of female Armed Forces records, and changes in the method for purging duplicate records from the file. Data on employment and income refer to the preceding year, although demographic data refer to the time of the survey.

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Alternative Identifiers
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United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1990): Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1988 Rewrite Supplement. Version 1. Current Population Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.