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Study Report

Study Number: CA-043-020-1-1-United States-USCEN-1984

Subject Area: Economic Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Survey of income and program participation (SIPP), 1984 panel: SIPP ACCESS project file.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census  [principal investigator(s)] / Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 8/12/1997

Number of Files Received: 567

Comments: This data was donated by Prof. Martin David and R.A. Joe Hendrickson and is unchecked by DPLS. Unlike the ICPSR version, data is not separated into waves. Contents include: "Bib. Tables, locator tables, special tables, wave tables, locator tables, longitudinal tables, special tables, stacked tables, If. Tables, topical module tables, miscellaneous." Study is funded by NSF grant # SES-8701911 and Sloan Foundation grant # B1987-46. Files were stored in an Ingres relational database on VAX/VMS. They were exported from VAX/VMS and stored on two CD-Roms in ASCII for the data files and dictionary files.

Access Status: Unlimited access.

Documentation: Machine-readable dictionary files (in directory "Dictiona" for each ascii data file (in directory "Ascfiles"). "Index.asc" in Addendum directory of first CD lists file categories. Warning: ICPSR hard copy documentation may not match this data. 6/98 A hard copy document was received from Professor Martin David. This document is for SIPP Access, a relational database for 1984 SIPP data. It should be used as a reference and with caution.

Abstract: This longitudinal survey was designed to add significantly to the amount of detailed information available on the economic situation of households and persons in the United States. These data examine the level of economic well-being of the population and also provide information on how economic situations relate to the demographic and social characteristics of individuals. There are three basic elements contained in the survey. The first is a control card that records basic social and demographic characteristics for each person in a household, as well as changes in such characteristics over the course of the interviewing period. The second element is the core portion of the questionnaire, with questions repeated at each interview on labor force activity, types and amounts of income, participation in various cash and noncash benefit programs, attendance in postsecondary schools, private health insurance coverage, public or subsidized rental housing, low-income energy assistance, and school breakfast and lunch participation. The third element consists of topical modules which are series of supplemental questions asked during selected household visits.

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7177 (CD-ROM)
7178 (CD-ROM)
7380 (CD-Rom)
7381 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)