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FEBMAR's variable label, "February-March match," suggests that this variable refers to whether individuals in the ASEC CPS sample were also included in the February CPS sample of the same year, but this is only conjecture. FEBMAR is included in the earliest ASEC CPS samples archived prior to the first official release of a public use CPS data file by the Census Bureau, and the variable might have been constructed by researchers at the University of Wisconsin. Reasons for "non-match," according to the value labels, include being in the armed forces, missing data, and "not in income sample," and these reasons appear to vary across years. The IPUMS-CPS staff welcomes any information from users on the interpretation and use of this variable.

FEBMAR is included in IPUMS-CPS because the variable, whatever its substantive meaning, serves as a filter in defining the universes for several variables in the IPUMS-CPS data for 1962-1967.


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Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1962 – 1967 - - X - - - - - - - - -


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