ERIC Number: ED347270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Workers with Low Earnings: 1964 to 1990. Current Population Reports: Consumer Income.
Current Population Reports, Series P-60 n178 Mar 1992
This report brings together census data on low earning workers from 1964 to 1990 to provide information on changes over time in prevalence and on low earning worker characteristics. The report presents data from the Current Population Survey of 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, and 1991 for workers with a year-round, full-time attachment to the labor force; for workers who actually worked year-round, full-time; and for year-round, full-time wage and salary workers. The concept of year-round, full-time attachment was developed especially for this study and includes persons who spent at least 50 weeks during the year at work or looking for work and who either worked 35 hours a week or more or worked fewer hours for non-voluntary reasons. Some of the highlights of the report are as follows: (1) there was a sharp rise between 1979 and 1990 in the proportion of year-round, full-time workers with low annual earnings; (2) using the attachment definition, 25.7 percent had low annual earnings in 1990; and (3) there was an increase in low earning workers in the past decade. The bulk of the document is composed of 10 tables presenting the data. Each of these 10 tables contains a variable at the bottom entitled "Year of School Completed," in which the subdivisions are: less than 12 years, 12 years, and 13 years and over. The appendixes contain another 12 tables as well as information on the use of the Consumer Price Index, technical notes, source and accuracy information, and facsimiles of questionnaires. (JB)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Demography, Incidence, Individual Characteristics, Labor Economics, Labor Force, Low Income Groups, National Surveys, Occupational Surveys, Population Trends, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Economics and Statistics Administration.