Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QN-016-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1962

Subject Area: Family and Child in Society

Bibliographic Citation: Intergenerational study of parents and children, 1962-1993: [Detroit].  [machine-readable data file] / Thornton, Arland  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9902

Date Accessioned: 10/27/1993

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook in 2 volumes plus machine-readable frequencies.

Abstract: This data collection provides information on family formation and dissolution among young adults. Families who had given birth to their first, second, or fourth child in 1961 comprised the group of Detroit-area Caucasian couples who were interviewed and surveyed over the period 1962-1985. The resulting longitudinal study encompasses six waves of data collected from mothers across the entire span of their offspring's childhood. Included are demographic, social, and economic information about the parental family, information about the attitudes, values, and behavior of both the mother and the father, and information about the mother's desires and expectations for her child's education, career attainments, and marriage. The collection also offers two waves of interview data collected from the children at ages 18 through 23. These data describe the young adults' attitudes and values, their expectations for school, work, marriage, and childbearing, and their perceptions of their parents' willingness to be of assistance to them. A 1985 life history calendar file details the young adults' periods of cohabitation, marriage, separation, divorce, childbearing, living arrangements, education, paid employment, and military service.

SOURCE: personal interviews and questionnaires

UNIVERSE: Detroit-area Caucasian families who had given birth to their first, second, or fourth child.

NOTE: The first wave of these data are released by ICPSR under the title DETROIT AREA STUDY, 1962: FAMILY GROWTH IN DETROIT (ICPSR 7401).

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 6 data files + OSIRIS dictionaries + data collection instruments + machine-readable frequencies.

DATA TYPE: survey data, and event/transaction data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

TIME PERIOD: 1962-1985

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1962, 1963, 1966, 1977, 1980, 1985

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: MDATA

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