March CPS Documentation

The primary documentation for the various CEPR data extracts are the programs themselves. They provide an exact description of the definition of each of the variables and, in most cases, are heavily annotated.

The Census Bureau has produced a great deal of useful documentation about the March CPS. The best place to start is the joint Census CPS home page.

For each year, the Census provides Codebooks with subject definitions and Data Dictionaries to help understand each variable.

Codebooks

 

Data Dictionaries

 

Questionnaires