Data Dictionary: Census 1960 Tracts Only Set
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Table: T27. Married Women In Labor Force 6 [7]
Universe: Count of Married Women in the Labor Force
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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.
 
Married couple, family, and unrelated individual
In 1960, a married couple is defined as a husband and wife enumerated as members of the same household. Data are not available for the very small number of married couples living as inmates of institutions or as other members of group quarters. A married couple with own household is a married couple in which the husband is a household head.
An own child of a married couple is defined as a single (never married) son, daughter, stepchild, or adopted child of the couple. Persons under 18 living with both parents include stepchildren and adopted children as well as sons and daughters born to the couple.

A family consists of two or more persons in the same household who are related to each other by blood, marriage, or adoption; all persons living in one household who are related to each other are regarded as one family. In a primary family, the head of the family is the head of a household. Other families are secondary families. An unrelated individual is a member of a household who is not related to anyone else in the household, or is a person living in group quarters who is not an inmate of an institution. A head of a household living alone or with nonrelatives only is a primary individual.

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).