Content (March 1996 Survey)

Demographic Characteristics




Origin or descent

Relationship to reference person

Marital status

Parent (if in household)

Veteran status

Level of education; school enrollment

Place of residence (including country if abroad) 1 year ago


Current Labor Force Status

Work status last week

Reason for temporary absence from job last week

Hours worked, total and overtime, last week

Weeks looking for work

When last worked

Reasons not looking for work

Usual work hours per week

Usual hourly wage or usual gross earnings per week

[Note: There are no questions on volunteer work or participation in work training programs.]

Work Experience Last Year

Whether worked last year

Whether looked for work; how many weeks working or on layoff

Reason did not work; did not look for work

Weeks worked

Hours usually worked per week

Number of weeks worked less than 35 hours per week; reason

Income and Program Participation Last Year


Total gross earnings from longest job held

Tips, bonuses, overtime pay or commissions from longest job held

Net earnings from business or farm for the year and each quarter

Earnings from all other jobs

Tips, bonuses, etc. from all other jobs

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