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PWRTLYR
Took creative writing lessons in the past year

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Description

PWRTLYR reports whether the respondent took creative writing lessons during the last 12 months.

This variable is part of the Public Arts Supplement.

PWRTLYR is a Module D variable in the May 2008 sample and a Module E variable in the July 2012 and July 2017 samples. For more information on cores, modules, and weighting Public Arts variables, please see Weighting the IPUMS CPS Public Arts Supplement.

Comparability

In the July 2017 sample, respondents under 25 years old were first asked if they had ever taken any creative writing lessons. Only those who responded that they had were asked PWRTLYR.

Supplement universes vary across years. The May 2008, July 2012, and July 2017 Public Arts Supplement has substantial differences in structure compared to other months. The May 2008, July 2012, and July 2017 surveys are divided into core and module sections. Which respondents and which variables are included in which core and module varies across years. For more information on Public Arts survey designs and implications for comparability and weighting, please see the Public Arts Supplement sample notes and Weighting the IPUMS CPS Public Arts Supplement.

Universe

  • Aug 2002: Civilians age 18+ in rotation groups 4 and 8 who have ever taken classes in creative writing.
  • May 2008: Selected civilians 18+ in rotation groups 4 and 8 who have ever taken classes in creative writing.
  • Jul 2012: Selected civilians age 18+ in rotation groups 3, 4, 7, and 8, who have ever classes in creative writing.
  • Feb 2013 and Feb 2015: Selected civilians 18+ in rotation groups 3 and 7.
  • Jul 2017: Selected civilians age 18+ in rotation groups 3, 4, 7, and 8.
  • Feb 2020: Selected civilians age 18+ in rotation groups 2, 3, 6, and 7.

Availability

Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2002 - - - - - - - X - - - -
2008 - - - - X - - - - - - -
2012 - - - - - - X - - - - -
2013 - X - - - - - - - - - -
2015 - X - - - - - - - - - -
2017 - - - - - - X - - - - -
2020 - X - - - - - - - - - -

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