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Current Population Survey [CPS]/Social Security Summary Earnings [SER] Exact Match File, March 1978 [United States]

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Title:Current Population Survey [CPS]/Social Security Summary Earnings [SER] Exact Match File, March 1978 [United States]
Study Number:839
Catalog Date:06/03/1999
Primary Investigator(s):United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Source:ICPSR
Access Restrictions:No
Abstract:The Census Bureau has released a new file showing income and labor force data drawn from the Current Population Survey (Annual Demographic File), March 1978, as well as earnings information from social security records. The file has data for individuals, families, and households including demographic characteristics for each person such as sex, age, race, Spanish origin, educational background, and household relationship. For persons over 14 there are data on occupation and industry, weeks and hours worked, total income and income components, and job activity. For all persons over 14 with social security numbers, the file has earnings data taken from social security summary earnings records (SER). This information includes total earnings from 1937 through 1978, annual earnings from 1951-1978, and quarters worked for purposes of social security from 1937-1978. There are 168,904 records in the file each with a logical record length of 909. There are approximately 400 variables in the file documented by a printed dictionary.

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