Uncovered Workers in Hawai`i—Part-
Time, Full-Time and Self-Employed:
Estimates from the Current Population
Survey (CPS) 2001-2005
Gerard Russo, Ph.D.
Sang-Hyop Lee, Ph.D.
Lawrence Nitz, Ph.D.
Thamana Lekprichakul, Ph.D.
Rui Wang, Ph.D. Candidate
University of Hawai`i at Mānoa
HRSA SPG Technical Workshop VIII
30 January 2006
This research is funded in part through a U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, State Planning Grant to the Hawaii State Department of
Health. Sub-Contract Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii. Research conducted by the University of Hawaii, Social Science Research
Institute in collaboration with the Hawaii State Department of Health, Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs: Hawaii Uninsured Project and the Hawaii 1
Health Information Corporation.
Three Measures of Hours Worked:
Current Population Survey
Usual hours worked per week at all jobs held
Actual hours worked per week at all jobs held
Usual hours worked per week at main job held
Distribution of Uninsured Adults
Age 19-64 by Employment: Summary
Distribution of Uninsured Adults Age 19-64 by Employment Status:
CPS 2001-2005 Hawaii Sample.
All Jobs Last Year All Jobs Last Week Main Job Last Week
Zero or Variable Hours,
Unemployed or Not in
Labor Force (Employee)
NOTE: Constructed on three questions of hours worked, employment and health insurance status from the Current Population Survey (CPS) Basic
Monthly Survey and Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement 2001-2005. For example: “How many hours do you usually work at your main
job (held last week)?”
SOURCE: University of Hawaii Weighted Tabulations CPS 2001-2005 Hawaii Sample, 5-year Average.
93,404 Uninsured Adults Age 19-64
Start with Usual Hours Worked per Week at Main
Job Held Last Week: Accurate Recall & One Job
Exclude the Unemployed and Not-in-Labor Force
Exclude Unpaid Workers
Exclude the Public Sector
PLEASE NOTE: The Uninsured Private Sector are
Percent Distribution of Uninsured Workers by Usual
Hours Worked per Week at Main Job held Last Week:
Paid Private Sector Employees
Distribution of Uninsured Private-Sector Employees by Hours
Worked: Five Year Average CPS 2001-2005
Distribution of Uninsured Adults Age 19-64 by
Employment: HHS 2004 Sample
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing,
Wholesale & Retail Trade
Financial, Insurance, Real Estate
Age 19-64 by
This research is funded in part by
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Resources & Services Administration
State Planning Grant
Hawaii State Department of Health.