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Study Report

Study Number: CA-018-004-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1973

Subject Area: Economic Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Quality of employment survey, 1973-1977: panel.  [machine-readable data file] / Quinn, Robert P.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7696

Number of Files Received: 2

Comments: To fully document this study users must also refer to the codebook for the Quality of Employment Survey, 1972-1973.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook, plus machine-readable dictionary.

Abstract: The Quality of Employment survey was undertaken in order to provide an overview of working conditions in the American labor force. A majority of the questions in this study were taken from the Survey of Working Conditions, 1969-1970 (ICPSR 3507) and the Quality of Employment Survey, 1972-1973. This survey utilized a national probability sample of persons 16 years old or older who were working for pay for 20 or more hours per week. Although households were sampled at a constant rate, designated respondents had variable selection rates according to the number of eligible persons within a household. Therefore, each respondent was weighted by the number of persons in the household. Information was collected about the impact of work upon the worker in terms of such things as satisfaction, job tension, security, physical health, and financial well-being. The major measures used in each of the three surveys were the frequency and severity of labor standards problems, the quality of employment indicators which were shown to be predictors of job satisfaction, the job satisfaction indices themselves, and ratings of important job facets. This is a panel study version of the survey. The data include all respondents from the 1973 survey and those respondents who were reinterviewed in the 1977 survey. Noninterviews in 1977 are assigned missing data for all 1977 variables except 1977 sampling information, which is indicated for both respondents and non-respondents. Information was obtained for this study from a sample of 1,455 respondents for approximately 2,222 variables. For the cross-section version of the data, see the Quality of Employment Survey, 1977: Cross-Section (ICPSR 7689).

SUBJECT TERMS: health. job satisfaction. jobs. labor standards. quality of life. social attitudes and behavior. work. working conditions. United States.


Quinn, Robert P., and Graham L. Staines. The 1977 Quality of Employment Survey: Descriptive Statistics, with Comparison Data from the 1969-1970 Survey of Working Conditions and the 1972-1973 Quality of Employment Survey, Ann Arbor, MI: Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan, 1979. Staines, Graham L., and Robert P. Quinn. ''American Workers Evaluate the Quality of Their Jobs,'' Monthly Labor Review, Vol. 102, No. 1, January 1979.

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