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Study Report

Study Number: SB-011-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1890

Subject Area: Social and Occupational Mobility

Bibliographic Citation: Japanese-American research project (JARP): A three-generation study, 1890-1966.  [machine-readable data file] / Levine, Gene N.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8450

Comments: This study was also received on ICPSR Release CD0016 (DPLS 7176). This release may contain some differences from other copies.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: One volume hard copy codebook and one duplicate.

Abstract: This data collection is a sociohistorical study of the ways in which three generations (Issei, Nisei, and Sansei) of Japanese American families adapted to social, cultural, educational, occupational, and other institutions of American life. The study examines the experience of the first immigrants to the United States (Issei), and their children (Nisei) and grandchildren (Sansei). Interviews with Issei families stressed the difficulties faced by the immigrants during their early years in the United States, as well as aspects of social and cultural life. Interviews with Nisei included questions on employment, attitudes toward work, income, education, marriage, social relationships, discrimination, and religion. Topics covered in Sansei interviews included birth order, age, marital status, children, social relationships, occupation, industry, income, education, Japanese value systems, marital choices, influence of parents and grandparents, discrimination, religion, political attitudes, and migration.

SOURCE: personal interviews, mail questionnaires, and telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: The Issei sample was chosen from a project listing 18,000 Issei who survived until 1962 and lived on the United States mainland.

SAMPLE: Each generation in this study is a representative nationwide mainland United States sample. The Issei sample was chosen from a project listing 18,000 Issei who survived until 1962 and lived on the United States mainland. It is stratified by county and is designed to achieve equal representation of those living in neighborhoods of six different levels of housing quality. The sample is further stratified to represent the density of the population of the Japanese-American community within each county. Nisei and Sansei respondents were obtained by requesting the names and addresses of children and grandchildren from the parents.

NOTE: For reasons of confidentiality, the third column (city, county) of all location codes in all three files was blanked with zeros. The first two columns (section, state) of the affected 19 variables remain intact.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 3 data files + machine-readable documentation (text) + data collection instrument.

DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: 1890-1966

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1962-1966, April-October 1967, and October 1967-January 1968

SUBJECT TERMS: community cohesion. cultural homogeneity. discrimination. ethnicity. family. immigration and emigration. integration. intra-family relations. kinship patterns. marriage. minority affairs. political attitudes and behavior. prejudice. quality of life. race relations. racial attitudes. religion. roles. social attitudes and behavior. United States.



Bonacich, Edna, and John Modell. THE ECONOMIC BASIS OF ETHNIC SOLIDARITY: SMALL BUSINESS IN THE JAPANESE AMERICAN COMMUNITY. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1980. Ichioka, Yuji, et al. A BURIED PAST: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE JAPANESE AMERICAN RESEARCH PROJECT. Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 1974. Levine, Gene N., and Colbert Rhodes. THE JAPANESE AMERICAN COMMUNITY: A THREE-GENERATION STUDY. New York, NY: Praeger, 1981.

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