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United States 1960 — source variable US1960A_0451 — Industry, 1950 basis
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P21. When was this person born?

[] Born before April 1946


Please go on with questions P22 to P35. Answer the questions regardless of whether the person is a housewife, student, or retired person, or a part-time or full-time worker.


[] Born April 1946 or later


Please omit questions P22 to P35 and turn the page to the next person.
Space for any notes about the entries for this person.


_____


P27. Occupation (Answer 1, 2, or 3)

[] 1. This person last worked in 1949 or earlier.
This person has never worked.

or

[] 2. On active duty in the Armed Forces now

or

[] 3. Worked in 1950 or later (Answer a to e, below.)


Describe this person's job or business last week, if any, and write in name of employer. If this person had no job or business last week, give information for last job or business since 1950.


a. For whom did he work?

_____
(Name of company, business, organization, or other employer)

b. What kind of business or industry was this?
Describe activity at location where employed.

_____
(For example: County junior high school, auto assembly plant, TV and radio service, retail supermarket, road construction, farm)

c. Is this primarily:

[] Manufacturing
[] Wholesale trade
[] Retail trade
[] Other (services, agriculture, government, construction, etc.)

d. What kind of work was he doing?

_____
(For example: 8th grade English teacher, paint sprayer, repairs TV sets, grocery checker, civil engineer, farmer, farm hand)

e. Was this person: (Check one box)

[] Employee of private company, business, or individual, for wages, salary, or commissions
[] Government employee (Federal, State, county, or local)
[] Self-employed in own business, professional practice, or farm
[] Working without pay in a family business or farm



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United States 1970 — source variable US1970A_0450 — Industry, 1950 basis
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23. When was this person born?
[] Born before April 1956 - Please go on with questions 24 through 41.
[] Born April 1956 or later - Please omit questions 24 through 41 and go to the next page for the next person.

Questions 29 through 41 are for all persons born before April 1956 including housewives, students, or disabled persons as well as part-time or full-time workers.

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29a. Did this person work at any time last week?

[] Yes - Fill this circle if this person did full- or part-time work. (Count part-time work such as a Saturday job, delivering papers, or helping without pay in a family business or farm; and active duty in the Armed Forces.

[] No - Fill this circle if this person did not work, or did only own housework, school work, or volunteer work. Skip to 30

33. Industry

a. For whom did he work? If now on active duty in the Armed Forces, print "AF" and skip to question 36.

_____ (Name of company, business, organization, or other employer)

"If he worked for company, business, or government agency, print the name of the company, not the name of his supervisor. If he worked for a person or a small business that has no company name, print the name of the person he worked for."

b. What kind of business or industry was this?
Describe activity at location where employed.

_____
(For example: Junior high school, retail supermarket, dairy farm, TV and radio service, auto assembly plant, road construction)

"Write two or more words to tell what the business, industry, or person named in 33a does. Write what it makes or what it sells or what service it gives. Some examples of acceptable answers are shown on the Census form and here."

Acceptable

Cattle ranch
Wholesale grocery store
Retail gas station
Metal furniture manufacturing
Unacceptable
Ranch
Grocery store
Oil company
Furniture company

If a company does more than one thing (like make household electrical appliances and electric generators) describe only the major activity at the place where he works. If, however, he works at a warehouse, repair shop, etc., that is part of and used only by a larger organization, give the major activity of the larger organization; for example, department store warehouse - report department store."

c. Is this mainly - (Fill one circle)

[] Manufacturing
[] Retail trade
[] Wholesale trade
[] Other (agriculture, construction, service, government, etc.)

"Mark Manufacturing if the factory, plant, mill, etc. makes things, even if it also sells them. Mark Wholesale trade if a business does not make things but buys them to sell to stores or other companies. Mark Retail trade if the business mostly sells things (not services) to individuals. Mark Other if the main purpose of the employer is not making or selling things. Some examples of "Other" are services, such as those given by hotels, dry cleaners, repair shops, schools, and banks. Farming and building houses, bridges, roads, are also examples of "Other" kinds of businesses."


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United States 1980 — source variable US1980A_0455 — Industry, 1950 basis
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28. Industry

28a. For whom did this person work?

If now on active duty in the Armed Forces, print "AF" and skip to question 31.

____ (Name of company, business, organization, or other employer)


[If the person worked for a company, business, or government agency, print the name of the company, not the name of the person's supervisor. If the person worked for an individual or a business that has no company name, print the name of the individual worked for. If the person worked in his or her own business, print 'self-employed'.]

28b. What kind of business or industry was this?
Describe the activity at location where employed.

____
(For example: Hospital, newspaper publishing, mail order house, auto engine manufacturing, breakfast cereal manufacturing)


[Print two or more words to tell what the business, industry, or individual employer named in 28a does. If there is more than one activity, describe only the major activity at the place where the person works. Enter what is made, what is sold, or that service is given. Some examples of what is needed to make an answer acceptable are shown on the census form and here.

Unacceptable: Furniture company
Acceptable: Metal furniture manufacturing
Unacceptable: Grocery store
Acceptable: Wholesale grocery store
Unacceptable: Oil company
Acceptable: Retail gas station
Unacceptable: Ranch
Acceptable: Cattle ranch]


28c. Is this mainly --
(Fill one circle)

[] Manufacturing
[] Wholesale trade
[] Retail trade
[] Other -- (agriculture, construction, service, government, etc.)


[Mark manufacturing if the factory, plant, mill, etc., mostly makes things, even if it also sells them. Mark wholesale trade if the business mostly sells things to stores or other companies. Mark retail trade if the business mostly sells things (not services) to individuals. Mark other if the main activity of the employer is not making or selling things. Some examples of other are farming, construction, and services such as those provided by hotels, dry cleaners, repair shops, schools, and banks.]


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United States 1990 — source variable US1990A_0454 — Industry, 1950 basis
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28. Industry or employer

28a. For whom did this person work?

If now on active duty in the Armed Forces, fill this circle [] and print the branch of the Armed Forces.

____
(Name of company, business, or other employer)

[If the person worked for a company, business, or government agency, print the name of the company, not the name of the person's supervisor. If the person worked for an individual or a business that had no company name, print the name of the individual worked for. If the person worked in his/her own business, print 'self-employed.']

28b. What kind of business or industry was this?

Describe the activity at location where employed.

____
(For example: hospital, newspaper publishing, mail order house, auto engine manufacturing, retail bakery)

[Print two or more words to tell what the business, industry, or individual employer named in 28a did. If there is more than one activity, describe only the major activity at the place where the person worked. Enter what is made, what is sold, or what service is given. Some examples of what to enter:

Enter a description like the following / Do not enter:

Metal furniture manufacturing / Furniture company
Retail grocery store / Grocery store
Petroleum refining / Oil company
Cattle ranch / Ranch]
28c. Is this mainly -- Fill one circle

[] Manufacturing
[] Wholesale trade
[] Retail trade
[] Other (agriculture, construction, service, government, etc.)

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United States 2000 — source variable US2000A_0452 — Industry, 1950 basis
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18. Was this person under 15 years of age on April 1, 2000?
[] Yes [Go on to question 33]
[] No

27. Industry or employer - Describe clearly this person's chief job activity or business last week. If this person had more than one job, describe the one at which this person worked the most hours. If this person had no job or business last week, give the information for his/her last job or business since 1995.

27. a. For whom did this person work? If now on active duty in the Armed Forces, mark [X] this box --> O and print the branch of the Armed Forces.

Name of company, business, or other employer
____
____
____
27. b. What kind of business or industry was this? Describe the activity at location where employed. (For example: hospital, newspaper publishing, mail order house, auto repair shop, bank)

____
____
____
27. c. Is this mainly - Mark [X] one box.

[] Manufacturing?
[] Wholesale trade?
[] Retail trade?
[] Other (agriculture, construction, service, government, etc.)?

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United States 2005 — source variable US2005A_0446 — Industry, 1950 basis
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K. Answer questions 35-40 only if this person worked in the past 5 years. Otherwise, skip to question 41.

35-40 Current or most recent job activity.
Describe clearly this person's chief job activity or business last week. If this person had more than one job, describe the one at which this person worked the most hours. If this person had no job or business last week, give information for his/her last job or business.

35. Was this person?

Mark (X) one box

[] An employee of a private for profit company or business, or of an individual, for wages, salary, or commissions?
[] An employee of a private not for profit, tax-exempt, or charitable organization?
[] A local government employee (city, county, etc.)?
[] A state government employee?
[] A Federal government employee?
[] Self-employed in own not incorporated business, professional practice, or farm?
[] Self-employed in own incorporated business, professional practice, or farm?
[] Working without pay in family business or farm?

36. For whom did this person work?

If now on active duty in the armed forces, mark (X) this box --> [] and print the branch of the Armed Forces

Name of company, business, or other employer ____

37. What kind of business or industry was this?

Describe the activity at the location where employed. (For example: hospital, newspaper publishing, mail order house, auto engine manufacturing, bank)

____

38. Is this mainly?

Mark (X) one box

[] Manufacturing?
[] Wholesale trade?
[] Retail trade?
[] Other (agriculture, service, government, etc.)?

39. What kind of work was this person doing?

(For example: registered nurse, personal manager, supervisor of order department, secretary, accountant)

____

40. What were this person's most important activities or duties?

(For example: patient care, directing hiring policies, supervising order clerks, typing and filing, reconciling financial records)

____

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United States 2010 — source variable US2010A_0440 — Industry, 1950 basis
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43. What kind of business or industry was this? Describe the activity at the location where employed. (For example: hospital, newspaper publishing, mail order house, auto engine manufacturing, bank) ____


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United States 2015 — source variable US2015A_0439 — Industry last week, 1950 basis
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43. What kind of business or industry was this?
Describe the activity at the location where employed. (For example: hospital, newspaper publishing, mail order house, auto engine manufacturing, bank) ________
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43. Describe the business, industry, or individual employer named in question 42. If there is more than one activity, describe only the major activity at the place where the person worked. Enter what is made, what is sold, or what service is given.
Enter descriptions like the following: hospital, newspaper publishing, mail order house, auto engine manufacturing, bank.
Do not enter: newspaper, order house, engine.

44. Mark one box to indicate the main type of business or industry where this person works.