Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: AG-019-001-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1985

Subject Area: Household

Bibliographic Citation: American housing survey, 1985: national 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: 9363

Date Accessioned: 8/12/1999

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data are ftpable from ICPSR by DPLS staff.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison Campus

Date Ordered: 8/3/1999

Documentation: One volume hard copy codebook.

Abstract: Characteristics of the United States housing inventory listed in this file include the age, size, and type of living quarters, property values, and the presence of commercial establishments on the property. Additional data focuses on the presence and condition of kitchen and plumbing facilities and the type and cost of utilities. Information about housing expenses, property repair or alteration, and insurance costs is also included. Many of the same characteristics are given for housing previously occupied by recent movers. Information on age, sex, race, marital status, and income is provided for each household member, with additional data on education, Spanish origin, and household tenure for the head of household. Indicators provided for housing quality include privacy and structural condition. For neighborhood quality, indicators assess noise, crime, air quality, and the presence of abandoned structures, along with the adequacy of neighborhood services such as police protection, parks, health care, and public transportation. Supplements provide information on second homes, mobility, and energy assistance.

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