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Current Population Survey, 1979 - 2006 [United States]: BLS Microdata: Outgoing Rotation File (NBER Merged Outgoing Rotation Groups)

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Title:Current Population Survey, 1979 - 2006 [United States]: BLS Microdata: Outgoing Rotation File (NBER Merged Outgoing Rotation Groups)
Study Number:1131
Catalog Date:10/28/2006
Primary Investigator(s):United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Source:NBER
Abstract:The Current Population Survey (CPS) is a monthly survey of about 60,000 households. Each household entering the CPS is administered 4 monthly interviews, the ignored for 8 months, then interviewed again for 4 more months. Since 1979 only households in months 4 and 8 have been asked their usual weekly earnings/usual weekly hours. These are the outgoing rotations groups and each year BLS gathers all these interviews together. NBER created uniform extracts from these files on approximately 50 variables. Aside from standardizing the many different codes, variable have been recoded to enhance uniformity though time.
Universe:All persons 16 years of age or over.

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