Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: AG-012-001-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1993

Subject Area: Household

Bibliographic Citation: American housing survey, 1993: MSA core and supplement file.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6735

Date Accessioned: 11/1/1997

Number of Files Received: 11

Comments: This study is on ICPSR Periodic Release 97003. The Periodic Release CD-ROM is a product designed for use on a Windows- or DOS-based personal computer and is intended for use as a means of data distribution. It may also be used within the Macintosh environment utilizing either system 7.0 and above or system 6.08 and the appropriate PC emulation software. The CD-ROM does not contain software for text or data searches, extraction or analyses. The files with the .EXE extension are self extracting files that were generated using Info-ZIP's ZIP compressor/archiver and PKWARE's ZIP2EXE utility for generating self-extracting files. Self-extracting files allow PC users to easily and quickly decompress and transfer the files to their equipment, usually a hard disk, without the need to install any extraction software locally. Files with .PDF extensions are provided as an electronic image file in Portable Document File (PDF) format. The PDF format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader. A copy of Acrobat Reader can be downloaded from the Adobe Systems Incorporated Website at: http://www.adobe.com. 7/08 This CD-Rom is superseded because this study is available from ICPSR Direct.

Access Status: Access restricted to U.W. Madison

Date Ordered: 11/1/1997

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy codebook. Much of the available machine-readable documentation can be obtained freely via the ICPSR Web Site.

Abstract: This data collection provides information on characteristics of housing units in seven selected Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) of the United States. Data for each household member include age, sex, race, marital status, income, and relationship to the householder. For the householder, data also include tenure, length of residence, years of school completed, and Spanish origin. Data collected include general housing characteristics such as number of rooms, type of heating and air-conditioning equipment, and whether the housing units had complete kitchens and plumbing facilities. Information on costs incurred for mortgage payments, rent, real estate taxes, property insurance, utilities, parking, and garbage collection permits comparisons of housing costs form one year to another between geographic areas. Limited data are provided on costs of additions, alterations, replacements, and repairs made to the property.

The American Housing Surveys (formerly called Annual Housing Surveys) comprise two major data collections: a national survey of housing units, and surveys of housing units in selected metropolitan areas. The national data are released by the Census Bureau in two forms: the National Core File and the National Core and Supplement. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA) data are released as SMSA Files, MSA Files, MSA Core Files, MSA Core Question Files, and MSA Core and Supplement Files. In addition, supplemental data on transportation are available in Travel-to-Work Files for some survey years.

Media/File Reports:

ICPSR Direct