Samples

The Current Populaiton Survey is a subset (or sample) of households in the U.S. Information is gathered on each member of every household. The links below lead to information about sizes of every CPS sample available through IPUMS-CPS, as well as user notes for ASEC, Basic Monthly Surveys, and samples containing topical supplements.

Sample sizes

A count of person and household records for each sample in IPUMS-CPS.

Sample notes

General characteristics, discontinuities, and other notable facts about the CPS samples.

Sample designs

Differences and similarities between IPUMS-CPS and IPUMS-USA samples, CPS sample design, and weights.

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