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Study Report

Study Number: CA-052-001-1-1-United States-DPLS-1994

Subject Area: Economic Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Survey of economic expectations, waves 1-8 [United States].  [machine-readable data file] / Manski, Charles F.  [principal investigator(s)] / Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin. Data and Program Library Service  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 4/17/2000

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: This data set was deposited by John Straub. The data are in Stata 6.0 and tab-delimited ASCII format. These data and their documentation are available via the DPLS Online Archive. 5/00 Some cases have blank spaces in variable, cntyname and District of Columbia does not have comma in the field. These embedded blank spaces caused serious problems when SPSS tried to read in this tab-delimited data file. Thus DPLS staff used DBMS Copy program to convert the STATA data file to a comma-delimited data file and removed the embedded blank spaces manually. Later frequencies were run on all the variables in this comma-delimited file. The result was compared with the frequencies listed in the codebook for the STATA data file. The frequencies all matched and this comma-delimited data file is proved to be in good condition and is now available form our Web site. 1/14 The 1993 February to May SEE survey used in a 1997 paper by Dominitz and Manski can be obtained from the UW Surey Center. Manski granted the permission to distribute it to researchers.
Dominitz, Jeff and Charles F. Manski (1997a), "Using Expectations Data to Study Subjective Income Expectations," Journal of the American Statistical Association, 92, 855-867.

Access Status: Unrestricted access

Date Ordered: 1/31/2000

Documentation: One volume hard copy codebook, SPSS statements file and machine-readable codebook file in WordPerfect and PDF format.

Abstract: The Survey of Economic Expectations (SEE) is a nationwide survey that examines how Americans in the labor force perceive their near-term economic future. The SEE questions are asked as a periodic module of the WISCON Survey, an ongoing project of the University of Wisconsin Survey Center. The WISCON Survey consists of daily telephone interviews with a nationwide probability sample, including a set of constant core questions about experiences and attitudes, and additional questions such as those in the SEE module. The SEE questions are asked during the May-July and November-January interviewing periods. This dataset includes the SEE interviews from 1994 to 1998, producing a total of 5,423 interviews in eight waves. The data from all of the SEE module questions and most of the WISCON core questions from these eight waves are included.

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