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Study Report

Study Number: SA-028-002-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1979

Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Self and Society

Bibliographic Citation: National survey of black Americans, waves 1-4, 1979-1980, 1987-1988, 1988-1989, 1992.  [machine-readable data file] / Jackson, James S.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6668

Date Accessioned: 9/18/1996

Number of Files Received: 8

Comments: This study replaces SA-028-001. It includes 4 waves of NSBA data. The first wave of National survey of black Americans can still be ordered through ICPSR. Its study number is 8512. Files are stored on ICPSR periodic release CD-ROM 96003 (DP7136) and CD0013 (DP7025).

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: 9/18/1996

Documentation: Codebook and questionnaire files are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Because some of the text is in landscape format and is wider than usual, use the 'shink-to-fit' option when you print the codebook. SAS and SPSS statements files are also available. The first wave codebooks are available as hard copy (2-volumes), but are to be utilized for reference purposes.

Abstract: The purpose of this data collection was to provide an appropriate theoretical and empirical approach to concepts, measures, and methods in the study of Black Americans. Developed with input from social scientists, students, and a national advisory panel of Black scholars, the survey investigates neighborhood-community integration, services, crime and community contact, the role of religion and the church, physical and mental health, self-esteem, life satisfaction, employment, the effects of chronic unemployment, the effects of race on the job, interaction with family and friends, racial attitudes, race identity, group stereotypes, and race ideology. Demographic variables include education, marital status, income, employment status, occupation, and political behavior and affiliation. NOTE: (1) Data for Wave 1 of this study supersede the data released in ICPSR 8512. (2) Users should note that data for the ''state and county'' codes (Variables 1405, 1407, and 1410) were entered in COUNTY/STATE order and not STATE/COUNTY order, i.e., the first three digits are the county code and the last two digits are the state code. This is the reverse of how Note 3 of the codebook describes the interpretation of these variables. (3) Variables for Wave 2 begin at V3001, Wave 3 begins at V4001, and Wave 4 begins at V5001.

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