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Study Report

Study Number: QA-013-001-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1989

Subject Area: Citizen Attitudes Towards the Local Community

Bibliographic Citation: Detroit area study, 1989: political participation in the Detroit area.  [machine-readable data file] / Rosenston, Steven J.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6410

Date Accessioned: 8/11/1997

Number of Files Received: 6

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 campus

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 1989 Detroit Area Study is a social, economic, and political profile of the tri-county Detroit area (Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties). This study addresses fundamental issues of inequality and explores the public's views on crime, education, class, and race. Assessments of the nature and extent of citizen involvement in these community problems and issues are included. A substantial part of the study is devoted to a detailed examination of the extent of racial segregation in the tri-county area, with particular attention to the gap between Blacks and whites in economic resources, vulnerability to crime, assessments of community problems, and political participation. Demographic characteristics of respondents include marital status, education, age, race, sex, employment status, union membership, and income.

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