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Study Report

Study Number: SM-020-001-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1979

Subject Area: Minorities and Race Relations

Bibliographic Citation: Mexican origin people in the United States: the 1979 Chicano survey.  [machine-readable data file] / Arce, Carlos H.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8436

Date Accessioned: 8/11/1997

Number of Files Received: 5

Comments: This study is on ICPSR CD-ROM release 0016.

This CD-ROM has a DOS overlay on the ISO 9660 format. It can be used on systems that can read ISO 9660 CD-ROM discs, including UNIX, DOS, Windows, and Macintosh. For some UNIX systems, files on this CD-ROM may require a dos2unix conversion.

Codebooks and other documentation are provided in Portable Document Format (PDF). These PDF files can be viewed, searched, and printed with the Adobe Acrobat Reader software included on this CD-ROM.

All data files are provided as text files (ASCII format). Some data files are provided in portable SPSS format as well. In addition, some data files are accompanied by SAS or SPSS data definition statements, which can be used to generate system files for SAS or SPSS. The file names used by these statements will have to be modified by the data user.

A readme file and a file containing abstracts of all datasets on this CD-ROM are provided in ASCII format. These files can be read by standard text editors. The readme file and abstract file are also provided as PDF files.

Access Status: Access restricted to U.W. Madison only

Date Ordered: 8/11/1997

Documentation: Data file(s) are accompanied by SAS or SPSS data definition statements, which can be used to generate system files for SAS or SPSS. Study documentation (including codebook) is provided in Portable Document Format (PDF). See the DPLS Help with PDF Documents for information on this file format. See also the ICPSR Web Site for online access to the study documentation.

Abstract: The 1979 Chicano survey, conducted by the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, was a household survey of persons of Mexican descent in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas and Chicago, Illinois. The purpose of the survey was to compile a statisticallu representative and comprehensive body of empirical information about the social, economic, and psychological status of Chicanos. Interviews were conducted in Spanish or English, depending upon the respondent's preference. A total of 991 interviews were collected. The data are available in OSIRIS and card-image format. There are approximately 1,800 variables for 991 cases.

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