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Study Report

Study Number: QM-002-001-2-1-United States-ICPSR-1974

Subject Area: Aging

Bibliographic Citation: Myth and reality of aging, 1974.  [machine-readable data file] / National Council on the Aging  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7657

Date Accessioned: 9/18/1996

Number of Files Received: 5

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 9/18/1996

Documentation: Machine-readable only. SAS and SPSS data definition files are also available. ICPSR has released an errata notice.

Abstract: The survey was conducted by Louis Harris and Associates during June and July 1974. This study contains the views of 4,254 respondents on the stereotypes and reality of aging. Two questionnaires were used, one asking 18 to 64-year-olds their perceptions of how people 65 and over felt about aging, and the second asking people 65 and over how they actually felt. Demographic characteristics, and information regarding attitudes on aging and interests of the aged are also included. There were four national samples: 1) cross-section of approximately 1,500 adults 18 years and older, 2) an oversample of approximately 2,400 adults aged 65 years and over, 3) an oversample of approximately 360 adults aged 55-64, and 4) an oversample of approximately 200 blacks aged 65 and over. There are 865 variables for 4,254 respondents. The data are available in both OSIRIS and card-image formats with a total of 55,302 card-images.

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