The Legalized Population Survey


LPS PUBLIC USE FILE:
THE 1989 LEGALIZED POPULATION SURVEY (LPS1)
AND
THE 1992 LEGALIZED POPULATION FOLLOW-UP SURVEY (LPS2)


The LPS public use data file contains information about a sample of 6,193 undocumented migrants who were living in the United States in 1986/87 when they sought legal permanent residence through the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Survey data was collected from the entire group in 1989, and again (for 4,012 of these respondents) in 1992.

The first wave of the legalized population survey (LPS1) was sponsored by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in 1989. In 1992, the Department of Labor sponsored a second wave (LPS2), co-sponsored by the Departments of Agriculture and Commerce.

Three files are available for download through this website. Simply double-click on the file to initiate the download. Data are available in SAS, SPSS, and Stata.

FILENAME
TYPE
CONTENTS
README
pdf
Technical documentation
CBK
pdf
The codebook for the LPS matched file
LPS
SAS transport
The LPS data file in SAS
LPS
SPSS
The LPS data file in SPSS
LPS
Stata
The LPS data file in Stata

Any questions should be addressed to:
Shirley Smith at the Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs by calling (202) 693-4915, or by e-mail:

Smith-Shirley-J@dol.gov

 

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