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[Excerpt] This report presents earnings data from the Current Population Survey (CPS). The CPS is a national monthly survey of approximately 60,000 households conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The earnings data are collected from one-fourth of the CPS monthly sample. Users should note that the comparisons of earnings in this report are on a broad level and do not control for many factors that can be significant in explaining earnings differences. For a detailed description of the source of the data and an explanation of the concepts and definitions used, please see the Technical Note in this report.


Suggested Citation
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2003). Highlights of women’s earnings in 2002 (BLS Report No. 972). Washington, D.C.: Author.