Study Number: QP-004-001-1-2-United States-DPLS-1965
Subject Area: Family Planning and Fertility
Bibliographic Citation: National fertility survey, 1965. [machine-readable data file] / Ryder, Norman B. [principal investigator(s)] / Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin. Data and Program Library Service [distributor].
Comments: 6/2006 A PDF version of codebook file was received from Princeton University. It was printed out and became a hard copy codebook. This PDF version codebook has two additional pages: a memo regarding Sample weighing and page 121a which documents a variable called Five-year age group-respondent. In addition, column titles on pages 88 through 92 are different. Cornell copy uses Second Pregnancy Result in Live Birth while our archival copy has Pregnancy Result in blacked out. Please visit the Integrated Fertility Survery Series (http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/IFSS/) at ICPSR to view other families and fertility studies in the United States.
Access Status: Unrestricted access.
Documentation: One-volume hard copy codebook in the storage. That is the original archival copy codebook. 6/2006 A print copy was made from a PDF codebook received from Princeton University because the hard copy at the library was missing. 8/2006 It turns out the public use one-volume hard copy codebook was mis-shelved. It was put back to the shelf. Currently we have two copies of hard copy codebook. One is from Cornell University and the other one is our own copy. See this PDF version codebook from Cornell University.
Abstract: The data file contains responses to questions relating to American wives' childbearing to date, their expected future childbearing and various factors influencing family size, including opinions on abortion and population growth; demographic and socioeconomic conditions influencing the number of children wanted, the physiological capacity of the couple to have as many children as desired, and their ability to regulate conception. Data file also includes variables relating to work experience of wives and their husbands, earnings of both spouses, occupation, age and marriage history, education, geographic location, religious preference, nationality of both husband and wife.