Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: AH-001-003-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1960

Subject Area: Individual

Bibliographic Citation: Census of population and housing [United States], 1960 public use sample: modified 1/1000 state samples.  [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: 7924

Date Accessioned: 6/2/1999

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data are downloadable from ICPSR.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 5/20/1999

Documentation: One volume hard copy codebook.

Abstract: The original 1960 Public Use tapes (see ICPSR 7756) were modified by the National Chicano Research Network for this collection. The original records consisted of 120 character household records and 120 character person records, whereas the new modified records are rectangular (each person record is combined with the corresponding household record) with a length of 188, after the deletion of some items. Additional information was added to the data records including: typical educational requirement for current occupation, occupational prestige score, and group identification code. The following procedures were used in the initial construction of this dataset from the census tapes: (a)age--ages 15-74 included, (b)blacks--ten percent of each file was included, (c)Mexican Americans--this file does not include any Mexican Americans (Spanish surname) from outside the five southwestern states of Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. This dataset uses the 1970 equivalent occupational code. The Census Bureau originally used two separate codes for the 1970 and 1960 files, these have been modified and are now identical. Information is included for 56,265 respondents. The National Chicano Research Network located in the Survey Research Center of the Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan provided the collection.

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