Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: JC-004-010-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1984

Subject Area: Statistics on Government Operations

Bibliographic Citation: Annual survey of governments, 1984: finance statistics.  [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: 8483

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook and one duplicate copy.

Abstract: For each governmental unit surveyed, finance data are provided for revenues, expenditures, indebtedness, and cash and security holdings. Revenue data are listed by source, and expenditures are listed by function and type. Functions include education, administration, police and fire protection, health care, utilities, transit and highways, and public welfare. Expenditure types include intergovernmental transactions, current operations, and capital outlays. Data are also provided for employee retirement systems operated by governments. Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA) codes are given for local governments in metropolitan areas.

SOURCE: self-enumerated forms mailed to governmental units

UNIVERSE: State and local governments in the United States, including counties, municipalities, townships, school districts, and special districts.

SAMPLE: All school district governments in 31 states were surveyed, along with a sample of those in the 19 remaining states. A sample of approximately 14,000 other local governmental units was also included. All state governments and the District of Columbia are included.

NOTE: There are six ''record types'' in File A, each corresponding to a type of governmental unit. All six record types have the same technical characteristics. Each record in File A contains data for one governmental unit. In contrast, File C contains summary data in 52 groups of eight records each, with one group per state. Each group contains one record for each of the following types and levels of government: (1) state and local government total, (2) state total, (3) local total, (4) counties, (5) municipalities, (6) townships, (7) school districts, and (8) special districts. The record layout for File C is identical to that of File A.


DATA TYPE: survey data, and aggregate data


TIME PERIOD: various fiscal years ending between July 1983 and June 1984


SUBJECT TERMS: assets. census data. cities. county governments. county-level. districts. employment. expenditures. financial affairs. government expenditures. jobs. schools. state governments. states. work. United States.

Media/File Reports:

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