Work Schedules Supplement Sample Notes

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The Work Schedules Supplement collects additional information on working hours and work done at home for all respondents in a household that were working at the time of the interview. Self-response was not required for this supplement, so an individual could answer as a proxy for other employed household members.

A small set of work schedules questions were included in the May CPS from 1973-1981. Beginning in 1985, a separate Work Schedules supplement was included intermittently, with a wider range of questions related to work schedules and working at home. In the years in which this supplement was included, it occurred during May.

The universe for the Work Schedules Supplement is currently employed civilians age 14 or older in samples prior to 1991, and currently employed civilians 15 or older from 1991 onwards.

In 1985, 6,214 respondents were marked as "in universe supplement noninterview" for the Work Schedules supplement. The reason for their noninterview status is unclear. In the original data, these respondents were coded NIU for all supplement variables. For universe clarity, in IPUMS CPS variables they have been re-coded "no response" if they were otherwise in universe for a given variable.

The supplement weight for Work Schedules is WSSUPPWT. From 1976 to 1980 WSSUPPWT is identical to the basic monthly weight. In 2001, children under 15 year old have non-zero weight values despite not being part of the supplement universe.

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