Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: BA-008-001-1-1-United States-DPLS-1990

Subject Area: Communications and Mass Media

Bibliographic Citation: Government crowd-out of private contributions to public radio: an empirical study, 1990-1996.  [machine-readable data file] / Straub, John  [principal investigator(s)] / Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin. Data and Program Library Service  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 5/11/1999

Number of Files Received: 4

Comments: The original data are stored in a Microsoft Excel 97 spreadsheet. DISC staff converted the spreadsheet file to a tab-delimited data file and wrote a SPSS setup statement file to help users read in the tab-delimited data file. The data are stored in four different formats: Microsoft 97 Excel, raw ASCII tab-delimited file, SPSSPC system file and SPSS transport file. This dataset is available for downloading on the DISC Online Archive. Technical Note: The tab-delimited raw ASCII data file contains some blank fields. This file was created using the Export function in Excel 97. The first two rows in the Excel spreadsheet have variable labels and a blank row. These two rows were removed before the data were exported from Excel. All the commas used as 1000 separator in line1a through line 21 in the spreadsheet were also removed before the data were exported. The raw ASCII tab-delimited file has 29 variables and 419 records. During the export, Excel inserted quotation marks to some of the Licenses. DPLS staff later used Microsoft Notepad to remove the quotation marks.

Access Status: Unrestricted Access

Date Ordered: 3/15/1999

Documentation: IRS form 990, variable list, and SPSS statement file

Abstract: Publicly available data from IRS Form 990 tax returns, which are required annually of all tax-exempt organizations, were used to construct a small panel of noncommercial radio stations. The panel consists of 419 observations on 104 different stations. Estimated "donative revenue functions" (DRFs) are included for different classes of stations located in the United States from 1990-1996. These functions relate fund-raising expenditures to contributions from private individuals. Estimated dependence of DRFs on government subsidization is also listed, allowing for study of "crowd out" effects of private contributions.

Media/File Reports:

7380 (CD-Rom)
7381 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)