Public Use Data for 2012 Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Surveys

Release Date: September 2012
Time Period of Data Collection: 2012
Brief Description: Survey data files: Employee and Worksite Surveys
Geographic Coverage: National
Study Populations: Adult Workers
Unit(s) of Observation: Individuals; Firms
Topics: Worker Leave
Research method: Survey
DOL Partner Agency: Wage and Hour Division
Sampling Method:
  • Employee Survey: dual frame random-digit dial (RDD) design with a web panel the Ipsos KnowledgePanel.
  • The 2012 Employee Survey is as an overlapping, dual frame landline and cell phone random digit dial (RDD) telephone survey. Adults who needed or took family/medical leave in the 18 months prior to the interview are oversampled and administered an extended interview roughly twice the length of the extended interview for respondents who did not need or take such leave.
  • The 2012 Worksite Survey is a mixed-mode telephone and internet survey of U.S. businesses. The sampling frame was drawn from the Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) Market Identifiers (DMI) file. The final sample excluded self-employed without employees, government and quasi-government units (federal, state, and local governments, public educational institutions, and post offices).

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