Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QM-014-003-2-1-United States-ICPSR-1962

Subject Area: Aging

Bibliographic Citation: National survey of the aged [United States], 1962.  [machine-readable data file] / Shanas, Ethel  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7687

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. In addition, SAS and SPSS definition files are available. Codebook and questionnaire files on CD-ROM are Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Use appropriate readers to view them. You can read more about PDF files here. 1 volume hard copy codebook for the previous edition maintained for reference purposes.

Abstract: This survey of the aged in the United States contains information on the health, economic status, living arrangements and family relationships of persons aged 65 years and older. The emphasis of the survey was on the general physical capacity of older people, the relationship of physical capacity to economic conditions, employment and retirement patterns, housing and family and social relationships. The survey was designed to produce national estimates of the needs of older persons. In particular, the services which facilitate continued independent living arrangements were examined. The data were collected and analyzed on grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the Community Health Services Division of the United States Public Health Service. The survey was conducted by the National Opinion Research Center and was part of a three-nation study in Denmark, Great Britain and the United States. The data were collected in a structured interview with a national sample of 2,442 persons, aged 65 and over, living in private households during May through August 1962. The dataset consists of 2,442 records and 432 variables. The data are available in both card image and OSIRIS formats.

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