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Income and Welfare in the United States

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Survey Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Publication Date
  • Survey Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Income
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Social conditions and indicators
  • Abstract

    Work and situation in life of the American population. Topics: Current employment; time worked each week; hourly wage; frequency of unemployment; attitude to women working, government responsibility for older people and amount of unemployment benefit; possibility of individual planning for the future; expectations of educational opportunities of the children; occupational mobility; achievement motivation; education difference between the spouses; family size; attitudes to the extended family; regional mobility; savings account; assessment of condition of health; party preference. Demography: party preference; age (classified); race; marital status; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; occupation; professional position; employment; head of household; economic area; housing situation; party inclination; party identification; city size; membership.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1960-03 / 1960-04
Geographic Coverage
  • United States (US)
Sampled Universe
Population levels with low income.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample with over-proportional sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2997
The current data set contains only a sample of variables from the original questionnaire and some indices.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0116 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Morgan, James N.; David, Martin H.; Cohen, Wilbur J.; Brazer, Harvey E.: Income and Welfare in the United States. New York: McGraw-Hill 1962

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Survey Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1965): Income and Welfare in the United States. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.