This variable is not available for any of the currently selected samples.
MILIT80 indicates whether respondents reported their main activity for ASEC, 1980 as "on active duty in the Armed Forces." 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" (WORK0380), "attending college" (COLLEG80), 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 MILIT75). MILIT80 is comparable to MILIT75 for 1976 only, with both identifying persons whose main activity one year ago was active duty in the armed forces. For other years, MILIT75 refers to the person's military service two years ago (for 1977), three years ago (for 1978), four years ago (for 1979), or five years ago (for 1980).
- Persons age 15+.