Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: JC-004-014-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1986

Subject Area: Statistics on Government Operations

Bibliographic Citation: Annual survey of governments, 1986: 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: 9164

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook and one duplicate copy.

Abstract: For each governmental unit surveyed in the data collection, 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, transit, and public welfare. Expenditure types include intergovernmental transactions, current operations, and capital outlays. Data are also provided for employee retirement systems operated by governments and for utilities operated by state and local governments.

SOURCE: official records of state and local governments, and 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: Governmental units canvassed in the finance phase of the 1982 Census of Governments that meet specified population or financial minimums are included. Governments created since 1982 that meet the criteria of certainty units are also 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. File B, which covers the 410 county areas with populations of 100,000 or more, provides one record for each county area. In contrast, File C supplies national and state area estimates by level and type of government. It contains 52 groups of eight records each, with one group for each geographic area (the United States, the 50 states, and the District of Columbia). 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. Records for local governments in metropolitan areas carry Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) SMSA codes. All records contain FIPS state and county codes where appropriate.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 3 data files.

DATA TYPE: survey data, and aggregate data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

TIME PERIOD: various fiscal years ending between July 1, 1985 and June 30, 1986

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1986

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