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Vital Statistics: Divorce Detail [United States], 1987

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
Creator
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
2002-02-11
Language
English
Free Keywords
demographic characteristics; divorce; divorce rates; records; vital statistics
Description
  • Abstract

    This file contains demographic data for divorces occurring in the United States during the 1987 calendar year. The data were taken from divorce certificates registered with the vital statistics offices of 47 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The certificates for each state were chosen at one of five sampling rates (5, 10, 20, 50, or 100 percent), depending on the total number of divorces occurring in the state during the year. Each record includes a weight factor based on the sampling fraction of the reporting state. The demographic data collected include age, race, education, and natality of divorcing parties, and the number of this divorce. Information about the divorce itself includes month, day, and week of divorce.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1987
  • Collection date: 1987
Geographic Coverage
  • Puerto Rico
  • United States
  • Virgin Islands of the United States
  • Global
Sampled Universe
All divorces in 47 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands in 1987.
Sampling
Five sampling rates (5, 10, 20, 50, or 100 percent) were used, depending on the total number of divorces occurring in each state during the year.
Collection Mode
  • The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

Note
2009-01-23 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3178 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03178.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics (2002): Vital Statistics: Divorce Detail [United States], 1987. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03178