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Study Report

Study Number: QN-017-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1987

Subject Area: Family and Child in Society

Bibliographic Citation: Urban poverty and family life survey of Chicago, 1987.  [machine-readable data file] / Wilson, William Julius  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6258

Date Accessioned: 5/1/1996

Number of Files Received: 6

Comments: These data were received via FTP from the ICPSR.

This study was also received on ICPSR Release CD0016 (DPLS 7176). This release may contain some differences from other copies.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 4/9/1996

Documentation: Two sets of hard copy questionnaire, machine-readable codebook file, SAS statements file and frequencies files.

Abstract: This survey was undertaken to assemble a broad range of family, household, employment, schooling, and welfare data on families living in urban poverty areas of Chicago. The researchers were seeking to test a variety of theories about urban poverty. Questions concerned respondents' current lives as well as their recall of life events from birth to age 21. Major areas of investigation included household composition, family background, education, time spent in detention or jail, childbirth, fertility, relationship history, current employment, employment history, military service, participation in informal economy, child care, child support, child-rearing, neighborhood and housing characteristics, social networks, current health, current and past public aid use, current income, and major life events.

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