Public Use Data for 1995 Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Surveys

Release Date: April 30, 1996
Time Period of Data Collection: 1995
Brief Description: Survey data files from the 1995 employee and worksite FMLA survey.
Geographic Coverage: National
Study Populations: Adult Workers
Unit(s) of Observation: Individuals and Employers
Topics: Worker Leave
Research method: Survey
DOL Partner Agency: Wage and Hour Division
Sampling Method:
  • The sample design that the Employer Survey used was a stratified, probability sample of private-sector business establishments in the United States, with strata defined by size of the establishment and major industrial classification (SIC) division. The Dun & Bradstreet DUNS Market Services file (DMS) served as the sample frame.
  • The Employee Survey was a national random sample telephone survey of households. The target population of the Employee Survey was employees aged 18 or older who lived in the continental United States in a household with a telephone; and who had been employed for pay (private or public sector) any time within approximately the last 18 months, between January 1, 1994 and the time of the interview, in the Spring/Summer of 1995. The sample design allowed for more than one respondent to be selected from a household. When a household was contacted, all eligible residents were listed and screened for eligibility. To achieve fixed sample size allocations for each of the three respondent categories, a category-specific subselection rate was applied for each eligible person and the person was either selected for interview or subsampled out.

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