Data Dictionary: Census 1960 Tracts Only Set
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Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau - DUALabs
Universe: Count of Persons 14+ Employed in Agriculture
Variable Details
T37. Farm Activity
Universe: Count of Persons 14+ Employed in Agriculture
T037_001Total employed in agriculture
Percent base:
None - percentages not computed (variable is table universe)
Aggregation method:
Addition
Relevant Documentation:
Excerpt from: Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; U.S. Censuses of Population and Housing: 1960. Census Tracts. Final Report PHC(1)-11. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1962.
 
Farm residence
In rural territory, farm residence is determined on the basis of number of acres in the place and total sale of farm products in 1959. An occupied housing unit is classified as a farm housing unit if it was located on a place of 10 or more acres from which sales of farm products amounted to $50 or more in 1959, or on a place of less than 10 acres from which sales on farm products amounted to 5250 or more in 1959. Occupied units for which cash rent was paid are classified as nonfarm housing it the rent did not include any land used for farming (or ranching).

In 1950, farm residence was determined by the respondent answer to the question, Is this house on a farm (or ranch)? In addition, the instructions to the enumerators specified that a house was to be classified as nonfarm if the occupants paid cash rent for the house and yard only.

Excerpt from: Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; U.S. Censuses of Population and Housing: 1960. Census Tracts. Final Report PHC(1)-11. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1962.
 
Employment status
The data on employment status relate to the calendar week prior to the date on which the respondents filled their Household Questionnaires or were interviewed by enumerators. This week is not the same for all respondents because not all persons were enumerated during the same week.

Employed persons comprise all civilians 14 years old and over who were either (a) at work-those who did any work for pay or profit, or worked without pay for 15 hours or more on a family farm or in a family business; or (b) were with a job but not at work--those who did not work and were not looking for work but had a job or business from which they were temporarily absent because of bad weather, industrial dispute, vacation, illness, or other personal regions.

Persons are classified as unemployed if they were 14 years old and over and not at work but looking for work. A person is considered as looking for work not only if he actually tried to find work but also if he had made such efforts recently (i.e., within the past 60 days) and was awaiting the results of these efforts. Persons waiting to be called back to a job from which they had been laid off or furloughed are also counted as unemployed.

The civilian labor force includes all persons classified as employed or unemployed, as described above. The labor force also includes members of the Armed Forces (persons on active duty with the United States Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard).Persons not in the labor force comprise all those 14 years old and over who are not classified as members of the labor force, including persons doing only incidental unpaid family work (less than 15 hours during the week).