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Study Report

Study Number: CA-043-007-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Economic Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Survey of income and program participation (SIPP), 1988 panel: wave IV rectangular core and topical module 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: 9568

Date Accessioned: 11/10/1993

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook plus machine-readable data dictionary.

Abstract: This is the fifth panel 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 a series of supplemental questions asked during selected household visits. A topical module was not created for the first wave of the 1988 panel. The Wave II Topical Module concerns fertility history. Women were asked the number of children they had and the number they expected to have in the future. They were also asked about their employment status prior to and after their first pregnancies. The Wave III and Wave VI Topical Modules include data on work schedules, child care, child support agreements, support for nonhousehold members, long-term care, disability status of children, and health status and utilization of health care services. The Topical Module for Wave IV contains questions on assets and liabilities, such as savings accounts, stocks, IRA accounts, loans, and credit cards. The Wave V Topical Module covers educational financing and enrollment for persons over the age of 15. CLASSIF

SOURCE: personal interviews

UNIVERSE: Resident population of the United States, excluding persons living in institutions and military barracks.

SAMPLE: A multistage stratified sampling design was used. The 1988 Panel consisted of approximately 17,500 households. One-fourth of these households were interviewed each month, and households were reinterviewed at four-month intervals. All persons at least 15 years old who were present as household members at the time of the first interview were included for the entire study, except those who joined the military, were institutionalized for the entire study period, or moved from the United States. Original household members who moved during the study period were followed to their new residences and interviewed there. New persons moving into households of members of the original sample also were included in the survey, but were not followed if they left the household of an original sample person.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 6 data files + database dictionaries.

DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: October 1987-December 1989

DATE OF COLLECTION: February 1988-January 1990


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