Table 2-1 Residence Rules for the Current Population Survey

Living Situation

Include in Household?

A. PERSONS STAYING IN SAMPLE UNIT AT TIMtE OF INTERVIEW

Person is member of family, lodger, servant, visitor, etc.

  1. Ordinarily stays here all the time (sleeps here)

Yes

  1. Here temporarily—no living quarters held for person elsewhere

Yes

  1. Here temporarily—living quarters held for person elsewhere

No

Person is in Armed Forces

  1. Stationed in this locality, usually sleeps here

Yes

  1. Temporarily here on leave—stationed elsewhere

No

Person is a student—Here temporarily attending school—living quarters held for person elsewhere

  1. Not married or not living with immediate family

No

  1. Married and living with immediate family

Yes

  1. Student nurse living at school

Yes

B. ABSENT PERSON WHO USUALLY LIVES HERE IN SAMPLE UNIT

Person is inmate of institutional special place—Absent because inmate in a specified institution regardless of whether or not living quarters held for person here

No

Person is temporarily absent on vacation, in general hospital, etc. [including veterans’ facilities]—Living quarters held here for person

Yes

Person is absent in connection with job

  1. Living quarters held here for person—temporarily absent while “on the road” in connection with job (e.g., traveling salesperson, railroad conductor, bus driver)

Yes

  1. Living quarters held here and elsewhere for person but comes here infrequently (e.g., construction engineer)

No

  1. Living quarters held here at home for unmarried college student working away from home during summer school vacation

Yes

Person is in Armed Forces—was member of this household at time of induction but currently stationed elsewhere

No

Person is a student in school—away temporarily attending school—living quarters held for person here

  1. Not married or not living with immediate family

Yes

  1. Married and living with immediate family

No

  1. Attending school overseas

No

  1. Student nurse living at school

No

C. EXCEPTIONS AND DOUBTFUL CASES

Person with two concurrent residences—determine length of time person has maintained two concurrent residences

  1. Has slept greater part of that time in another locality

No

  1. Has slept greater part of that time in sample unit

Yes

Citizen of foreign country temporarily in the U.S.

  1. Living on premises of an embassy, ministry, legation, chancellery, or consulate

No

  1. Not living on premises of an embassy, ministry, etc.

  1. Living here and no usual place of residence elsewhere in the U.S.

Yes

  1. Visiting or traveling in the U.S.

No

SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau (2002:Figure 7-5).



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