Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: AG-003-004-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1978

Subject Area: Household

Bibliographic Citation: Annual housing survey, 1978 (United States): SMSA 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: 9017

Date Accessioned: 2/19/2002

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data can be downloaded via ICPSR Direct if you are affiliated with UW-Madison.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 7/11/2001

Documentation: One volume hard copy codebook.

Abstract: This data collection contains data focusing on housing characteristics from 15 Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSAs). Data include year the structure was built, type and number of living quarters, occupancy status, presence of commercial establishments on the property, presence of a garage, and property value. Additional data focus on kitchen and plumbing facilities, type of heating fuel used, source of water, sewage disposal, and heating and air conditioning equipment. Information about housing expenses includes mortgage or rent payments, utility costs, garbage collection fees, property insurance, and real estate taxes as well as repairs, additions, or alterations to the property. Similar data are provided for housing units previously occupied by respondents who had recently moved. Indicators of housing and neighborhood quality are also supplied. Housing quality variables include privacy of bedrooms, condition of kitchen facilities, basement or roof leakage, presence of cracks or holes in walls, ceilings, or floor, reliability of plumbing and heating equipment, and concealed electrical wiring. The presence of storm doors and windows and insulation was also noted. Neighborhood information is provided on the presence of and objection to noise, traffic, odors, trash and litter, abandoned structures, rundown housing, commercial or industrial activity, and the adequacy of services, including public transportation, schools, shopping, and police and fire protection. In addition to housing characteristics, demographic data for household members are provided, including sex, age, race, income, marital status, and household relationship. Additional data are available for the household head, including Hispanic origin, length of residence, and travel-to-work information.

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