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Study Report

Study Number: QN-011-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1980

Subject Area: Family and Child in Society

Bibliographic Citation: Female labor force participation and marital instability, 1980.  [machine-readable data file] / Booth, Alan  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9199

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: This data collection was designed to provide information on the effects of wives' participation in the labor force on marriage and marital instability. Measures predicting marital instability and divorce and assessing marital quality were developed. Variables include background information on respondents (age, race, sex, and household size) as well as information on earnings, commitment to work, hours worked, and occupational status.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: Intact marriages in the continental United States with partners between the ages of 18 and 55 living in households with telephones.

SAMPLE: National probability sample. The sample was selected using a Random Digit Dialing cluster sampling technique. Data were weighted to adjust for underrepresentation in metropolitan areas.


DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL with SPSS Control Cards

TIME PERIOD: Fall 1980

DATE OF COLLECTION: September 15-December 22, 1980

FUNDING AGENCY: United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Social Security Administration.


Booth, Alan, David Johnson, and John Edwards. ''Measuring Marital Instability.'' JOURNAL OF MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY 45 (1983), 387-394. Booth, Alan, et al. ''Women, Outside Employment, and Marital Instability.'' AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY 90 (1984), 567-583. Johnson, David R., et al. ''Dimensions of Marital Quality: Towards Methodological and Conceptual Refinement.'' JOURNAL OF FAMILY ISSUES 7 (1986), 31-49.

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