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Study Report

Study Number: QH-003-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1966

Subject Area: Organizational Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Employment security study, 1966: agency, division and local files.  [machine-readable data file] / Blau, Peter M.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7082

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: The data for this study were collected from the 53 employment security agencies in the United States which are responsible for administering unemployment insurance and providing public employment services in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The data were collected in early 1966 from key informants in each agency and from agency and census records. In addition, limited data were collected on the 387 divisions and 120 local offices of the agencies. There are 3 cards of data and 75 variables for each state agency, 1 card of data and 39 variables for each division, 1 card of data and 20 variables for each local office. The data contain blanks. The data cover the major characteristics of the agencies: the division of labor, levels of structure, routinization of roles, decentralization of authority, and the administrative practices of the agency.

SUBJECT TERMS: administrative behavior. authority. census data. corporations. employment. insurance. occupations. organizational behavior. organizations. personnel work. public employment services. United States.


Blau, Peter M., and Richard A. Schoenherr. The Structure of Organizations. New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1971. Blau, Peter M. ''A Formal Theory of Differentiation in Organizations,'' American Sociological Review, 35 (April 1970). Schoenherr, Richard, and Judith Fritz. ''Some New Techniques in Organization Research,'' Public Personnel Review, 28(1967).

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