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Study Report

Study Number: CA-043-040-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1987

Subject Area: Economic Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Survey of income and program participation (SIPP), 1987 panel: wave II rectangular core and topical module data.  [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: 9365

Date Accessioned: 2/7/2000

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data can be downloaded from ICPSR by DPLS staff.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison Campus

Date Ordered: 1/20/2000

Documentation: One volume hard copy codebook.

Abstract: This data collection is part of a longitudinal survey designed to provide detailed information on the economic situation of households and persons in the United States. These data examine the distribution of income, wealth, and poverty in American society and gauge the effects of federal and state programs on the well-being of families and individuals. There are three basic elements contained in the survey. The first is a control card that records basic social and demographic characteristics for each person in a household, as well as changes in such characteristics over the course of the interviewing period. The second element is the core portion of the questionnaire, with questions repeated at each interview on labor force activity, types and amounts of income, participation in various cash and noncash benefit programs, attendance in postsecondary schools, private health insurance coverage, public or subsidized rental housing, low-income energy assistance, and school breakfast and lunch participation. The third element consists of topical modules, which are series of supplemental questions asked during selected household visits. A topical module was not created for the first wave of the 1987 panel. The Wave II topical module includes data on marriage and fertility history, education and training history, employment and work disability history, migration, family background, and household relationships. The Wave III topical module concerns child care arrangements and child care costs. The Wave IV topical module provides information on assets and liabilities. Included are questions on loans, IRAs, medical bills, other debts, checking accounts, and savings bonds, as well as questions related to mortgages, royalties, other investments, real estate property and vehicles, rental income, self-employment, and stocks and mutual fund shares. The topical module for Wave V includes data on educational enrollment and financing. Variables include enrollment in elementary school, high school, and college, costs of school attendance for those not attending public schools, and sources of financial assistance such as grants, loans, fellowships and scholarships, tuition reduction, and the GI Bill. The topical module for Wave VI provides information on work schedules, child care, child support agreements, support for non-household members, long-term care, disability status of children, and health status and utilization of health care services. Wave VII topical module includes data on assets and liabilities.

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