Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: SC-007-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1946

Subject Area: Social Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: Social indicators time series archive for the United States, 1946-1980.  [machine-readable data file] / Felson, Marcus  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7932

Comments: The data are embedded in a file with SPSS definition. Dean Nelson extracted the data out and save the data in a separate raw ascii file. He also wrote a SAS statement file and a SPSS statement file to assist users read the raw data. These three files are stored in a diskette in PDR folder.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Machine-readable only; includes alphabetical listing of variables and spss code descriptives. May not be adequate.

Abstract: This study contains a thirty-five year time series of general social indicators. The file includes data on vital statistics, household characteristics, population, labor force and unemployment characteristics, income and economic indicators, health, education, time use, and leisure activity. Most of the data are reported on an annual basis extending from 1946 through 1979. Some of the series are based on a less frequent observation cycle (e.g. some education series), and some do not extend back to 1946 (e.g. some of the health data.) The study consists of two files. The first file contains a list of the 640 variables, an alphabetized listing of the variables and SPSS code descriptive. This file has 20,874 records with a logical record length of 121 characters. The second file contains the SPSS control cards and the raw data in card image format.

SUBJECT TERMS: economic indicators. employment. health. household structure. households. income. industry. jobs. leisure. occupations. population. recreational activities. social attitudes and behavior. socioeconomic indicators. time use. unemployment. vital statistics. United States.

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