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Study Report

Study Number: QG-048-001-1-1-International-ICPSR-1968

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Trends in hospital and health personnel in the United States and Canada, 1968-1991.  [machine-readable data file] / Woolhandler, Steffie  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6243

Date Accessioned: 1/20/1997

Number of Files Received: 1

Comments: All data files and "readme" files for each of the studies on this CD-ROM are provided as ASCII text files, and all codebooks and files with supplementary documentation are supplied in PDF. For some studies on this CD-ROM, data files are provided in portable SAS or SPSS files as well as in ASCII format. Additionally, some data files are accompanied by SAS or SPSS data definition statements.

Access Status: Access limited to U.W. Madison campus

Date Ordered: 1/20/1997

Documentation: Machine-readable; documentation is provided in a combination of ASCII text and PDF files . The CD-ROM includes Adobe Acrobat Reader software which can be used to view, search, and print the PDF files.

Abstract: The major objective of this study was to develop a new data resource for crossnational comparisons of health care systems. To that end, the project compiled data from the United States and Canada to compare the number of health personnel per capita in these two countries. The collection comprises three data files: one file with data from the United States and two files with Canadian data. Part 1, the United States file (named the HWKXTRCT file by the principal investigators), contains records of respondents employed in health industries and occupations extracted from the United States Bureau of the Census Current Population Survey Annual Demographic (March) Files for 1968 through 1992. Variables in Part 1 include age, educational attainment, race, sex, ethnic origin, wage or salary income, self-employment income, health industry group and occupation, and labor force status during the last week. This file also includes recoded variables generated by the principal investigators, such as annualized hours worked in principal employment, and wages adjusted to 1991 United States dollars. The two Canadian files, Parts 4 and 7, contain custom tabulations generated from the 1971 and 1986 Censuses of Canada. These tabulations give the number of persons in Canada employed for 1-19, 20-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, and 50+ hours per week by sex, occupation, industry, and the number of weeks worked during the previous year.

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