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September 1993

Why is it necessary to change?

John Bregger, Cathryn S. Dippo

In recent years, the CPS has been hard pressed to keep pace with the changes in U.S. economic and social life. As a result, a revamped survey, geared to the 1990's, will be initiated in January 1994. This article presents an overview of the Current Population Survey, and generally discusses the areas slated for change.

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