Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: AG-008-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1987

Subject Area: Household

Bibliographic Citation: American housing survey, 1987: national core 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: 9362

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: Characteristics of the United States housing inventory listed in this file include the age, size, and type of living quarters, property values, and the presence of commercial establishments on the property. Additional data focus on the presence and condition of kitchen and plumbing facilities and the type and cost of utilities, as well as housing expenses, property repair or alteration, and insurance costs. Many of the same characteristics are given for housing previously occupied by recent movers. Information on age, sex, race, marital status, and income is provided for each household member, with additional data on education, Spanish origin, and household tenure for the head of household. Indicators provided for housing quality include privacy and structural condition. For neighborhood quality, indicators assess noise, crime, air quality, and the presence of abandoned structures, along with the adequacy of neighborhood services such as police protection, parks, health care, and public transportation.

SOURCE: personal interviews

UNIVERSE: The sample of housing units was selected from the 1980 CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING records and updated by a sample of addresses from building permits to include new construction and conversions.

SAMPLE: A probability sample of approximately 47,000 housing units nationwide was used.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

TIME PERIOD: 1987

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1987

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