Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QG-061-001-1-1-United States-DPLS-1978

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Migrant farm workers in Wisconsin, 1978.  [machine-readable data file] / Slesinger, Doris P.  [principal investigator(s)] / Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin. Data and Program Library Service  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 8/21/1997

Number of Files Received: 6

Comments: These data and their documentation available for viewing and downloading on the DPLS Online Archive. To view the 1989 study see QG-061-002.

Access Status: Unrestricted access.

Date Ordered: 6/19/1997

Documentation: One ASCII codebook file, one SPSS dictionary file, and one SPSS data definition file. One volume hard copy document contains study reports, questionnaires and paper.

Abstract: Two surveys of migrant farm workers in Wisconsin were conducted in 1978 and 1989. The 1978 survey was based on a 10 percent statewide sample of migrant workers, age 16 years or older, using lists of names randomly selected from employers' payroll files during July and August. The 1989 survey used the same sampling method and a slightly revised version of the 1978 interview instrument. Since severe budget restrictions precluded a statewide survey in 1989, the follow-up study was limited to three counties--Columbia, Dane and Waushara--containing about one third of the migrants expected in the season. These three counties are an approximate representation of the state as a whole. The focus of the surveys was on the health care needs of migrant farm workers, and their opinions on obtaining health care in the local area. Extensive information was collected on chronic conditions, illnesses, and medical utilization patterns.

Media/File Reports:

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