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ELIGORG is a dichotomous variable indicating whether the respondent is eligible for the Earner Study. Eligibility is usually based on being in an outgoing rotation group (MISH of 4 or 8) as well as being employed as a wage or salaried worker.

Researchers should use the EARNWT weight with this variable. ELIGORG is one of the variables related to the Outgoing Rotation/Earner Study.


This variable is comparable from 1983 forward.

ELIGORG is available for individuals in all rotation groups (MISH) in the 1982 monthly data. Users may wish to restrict this variable to respondents in month-in-samples 4 and 8.

According to Technical Paper 66, issued jointly by the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals eligible for the earner study are civilians age 15 and older in rotation groups 4 or 8 who are not self-employed.  In any given month, approximately 1/4 of the CPS sample is in the earner study and each household should appear in the earner study exactly twice. Based on documentation from Unicon and NBER, and after an inspection of the original CPS data, we recommend that users impose the CPS eligibility restrictions in any analyses of earner study variables.


  • 1983+: Employed persons who are in outgoing rotation groups.
  • 1982: Employed persons.


Years Jan Feb ASEC Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1982 – 2023 X X X X X X X X X X X X X
2024 X X - X X X X - - - - - -


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