Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: JB-014-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1986

Subject Area: Historical and Contemporary Public Policy Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: Impact of legislation to prohibit 'Happy Hours' in Indiana, 1983-1986.  [machine-readable data file] / Maxfield, Michael G.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9732

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: This research program was undertaken in Indiana to evaluate the effectiveness of legislation that prohibited ''happy hours,'' the sale of alcoholic beverages at reduced prices during specified times. The happy hour ban sought to curb abusive drinking that can occur when alcoholic beverages are served at significantly reduced prices for a limited time only. The goal of the data collection was to determine whether any reduction in automobile accidents could be attributed to the ban on happy hours. Researchers used an interrupted time-series design to observe trends over time. Data used in this evaluation were extracted from the Accident Statistical Master Tapes for 1983 through 1986 for the state of Indiana, which include annual compilations of all accidents. Variables measure the number of accidents during the specified times. The first data file has as its unit of analysis weeks, defined as beginning Monday and ending on Friday. The second data file has as its unit of analysis bi-weekly periods.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police Archives: ACCIDENT STATISTICAL MASTER TAPES, 1983-1986

UNIVERSE: All automobile accidents in the state of Indiana during the period 1983-1986.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 2 data files + data collection instrument.

DATA TYPE: administrative records data

DATA FORMAT: Card Image

TIME PERIOD: January 1983-June 1986

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1986

FUNDING AGENCY: United States Department of Justice. National Institute of Justice.

GRANT NUMBER: 86-IJ-CX-0084

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: UNDOCCHK.PR/ BLANKS

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

Maxfield, Michael G. ''Impact of Legislation to Prohibit Happy Hours'' (Final Report). Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice, 1988.

Media/File Reports:

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