Public Use Data for 2000 Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Surveys

Release Date: November 2013
Time Period of Data Collection: 2000
Brief Description: Survey data files from the 2000 employee and worksite FMLA surveys.
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 2000 Survey of Employees was a telephone survey designed to randomly sample U.S. residents who had been employed at any time since January 1, 1999. Three unique samples of respondents were interviewed: (1) those who had taken leave from work for a family or medical reason; (2) those who had needed but not taken this type of leave; and (3) those who were employed but had neither taken or needed leave during the period covered by the survey.
  • The 2000 Survey of Establishments was designed to represent U.S. private business establishments. The Dun and Bradstreet’s Dun’s Market Identifiers (DMI) was used as the sampling frame. Once out-of-scope establishments were deleted from the frame it was stratified by size and industry.

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