This variable is not available for any of the currently selected samples.
COLLEG80 indicates whether respondents reported their main activity for ASEC, 1980 as "attending college." Other possible responses to the question about the individual's main activity in ASEC, 1980 (approximately one year ago) were "working at a job or business" (see WORK0380), "on active duty in the Armed Forces" (MILIT80), or "something else."
This variable is only available for 1981.
A parallel line of questioning, using ASEC, 1975 as the reference point, was included in the ASEC CPS for 1976-1980 (see COLLEG75). COLLEG80 is comparable to COLLEG75 for 1976 only, with both identifying persons whose main activity one year ago was attending college. For other years, COLLEG75 refers to the person's college attendance two years ago (for 1977), three years ago (for 1978), four years ago (for 1979), or five years ago (for 1980).
- Persons age 15+.