Appendix B

Questionnaire Items on the 2000 and 1990 Censuses and Census 2000 Supplementary Survey

2000 Census Item

Asked in 1990 Census?

Asked in Census 2000 Supplementary Survey?

Short Form

Age

Yes

Yes

Date of birth (month, day, year)

Yes (year of birth only)

Yes

Sex

Yes

Yes

Hispanic origin (question preceded race)

Yes (question followed race)

Yes (question preceded race)

Race (option for multiple races)

Yes (no option for multiple races)

Yes (option for multiple races)

Relationship to household reference person

Yes

Yes (less detail)

Housing tenure (own or rent)

Yes

Yes



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The 2000 Census: Counting Under Adversity Appendix B Questionnaire Items on the 2000 and 1990 Censuses and Census 2000 Supplementary Survey 2000 Census Item Asked in 1990 Census? Asked in Census 2000 Supplementary Survey? Short Form Age Yes Yes Date of birth (month, day, year) Yes (year of birth only) Yes Sex Yes Yes Hispanic origin (question preceded race) Yes (question followed race) Yes (question preceded race) Race (option for multiple races) Yes (no option for multiple races) Yes (option for multiple races) Relationship to household reference person Yes Yes (less detail) Housing tenure (own or rent) Yes Yes

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The 2000 Census: Counting Under Adversity 2000 Census Item Asked in 1990 Census? Asked in Census 2000 Supplementary Survey? Long Form Marital status Yes (short form) Yes Whether and how long responsible for grandchildren in home No Yes School attendance/education attainment Yes Yes Public or private school (for those enrolled) Yes Yes Place of birth Yes Yes Citizenship Yes Yes Year of immigration Yes Yes Language spoken at home Yes Yes How well English spoken Yes Yes Ancestry Yes Yes Veteran status/period of service Yes Yes Years of military service Yes Yes Work disability Yes Yes Disabled for going outside the home alone Yes Yes Disabled for taking care of personal needs Yes Yes Other disabilities (involving eyes, ears, cognition, physical activity) No Yes Place of residence 5 years ago Yes Yes (1 year ago) Employment status (current) Yes Yes Occupation Yes Yes Industry Yes Yes Class of worker Yes Yes Place of work Yes Yes Means of transportation for work Yes Yes Commuting time Yes Yes Carpooling Yes Yes Year last worked Yes Yes Weeks worked in preceding year Yes Yes Hours worked per week in preceding year Yes Yes Income from earnings (last year) Yes Yes (last 12 months) Income from self-employment (net) (last year) Yes (farm and nonfarm separately) Yes (last 12 months)

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The 2000 Census: Counting Under Adversity 2000 Census Item Asked in 1990 Census? Asked in Census 2000 Supplementary Survey? Long Form Income from Social Security (last year) Yes Yes (last 12 months) Income from Supplemental Security Income (last year) No (included in public assistance) Yes (last 12 months) Income from public assistance (last year) Yes Yes (last 12 months) Income from interest, dividends, rent (last year) Yes Yes (last 12 months) Income from pensions (last year) Yes Yes (last 12 months) All other income (last year) Yes Yes (last 12 months) Total income (last year) Yes Yes (last 12 months) Type of property (e.g., whether includes a business; for single-family homes only) Yes Yes Value Yes (short form) Yes Rent (monthly contract rent) Yes (short form) Yes Does rent include any meals? Yes (short form) Yes Condominium status Yes Yes Farm residence/sales (single-family homes only) Yes (all housing units) Yes (single-family homes) Number of units in structure Yes (short form) Yes Year structure built Yes Yes Year reference person moved into unit Yes Yes Number of rooms Yes (short form) Yes Number of bedrooms Yes Yes Complete plumbing facilities Yes Yes Complete kitchen facilities Yes Yes Telephone available Yes Yes Type of heating fuel Yes Yes Electricity costs (yearly) Yes Yes (last month) Gas costs (yearly) Yes Yes (last month) Water costs (yearly) Yes Yes Oil, coal, etc. costs (yearly) Yes Yes Mortgage payment (and whether includes taxes, insurance) Yes Yes Homeowners insurance Yes Yes Property taxes (owners only) Yes Yes Payment for second mortgage/home equity loans Yes Yes

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The 2000 Census: Counting Under Adversity 2000 Census Item Asked in 1990 Census? Asked in Census 2000 Supplementary Survey? Long Form Condominium/mobile home fee Yes Yes Number automobiles/vans/trucks Yes Yes NOTES: The 2000 census, the 1990 census, and the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey provided room on the mailback questionnaire for characteristics of up to six, seven, and five household members, respectively. Section I.3 provides additional detail on the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey. Questionnaires should be consulted for precise question wording, which may differ between censuses. SOURCE: Citro (2000d:Table 1) for 2000 and 1990; http://www.census.gov/c2ss for the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey.