Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: CA-033-001-1-1-United States-DPLS-1971

Subject Area: Economic Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Gary income maintenance experiment, 1971-1974: public use file (individual records).  [machine-readable data file] / Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.  [principal investigator(s)] / Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin. Data and Program Library Service  [distributor].

Comments: Dr. George Carcagno from Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. granted DPLS "a royalty free, non-exclusive, worldwide right to use and disseminate this data set for educational purpose". The permission is granted in an email dated 5/11/2000. See PDR folder for a hard copy of the original email. This study was first obtained from MPR.

Access Status: Unrestricted access.

Documentation: 1 volume user's guide, 1 duplicate user's guide, 1 volume codebook, 1 volume statistics, and 1 volume variable list. (These documents are also used for CA-033-002.)

Abstract: One thousand African-American families in Gary, Indiana, were guaranteed a specified minimum income for three years as participants in the Gary Income Maintenance Experiment (GIME). Another 800 families served as controls, receiving only token payments, but providing the same kinds of detailed data as did participants in the financial experiment to permit evaluation of the experiment's effects on a wide range of economic and social behavior. This field test of a negative income tax (NIT) program was conducted between 1971 and 1974 by Indiana University under a contract with the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and the Indiana State Department of Public Health. The studies focus on experimental effects with regard to employment, income, and family structure patterns of families who received payments compared to those who acted as controls, but cover diverse other topics as well.

Media/File Reports:

7386 (CD-Rom)
7387 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)