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Carnegie Commission National Survey of Higher Education: Faculty Study, 1969

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Dataset : survey data
  • Trow, Martin, et al.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Carnegie Commission on Higher Education
Free Keywords
academic degrees; careers; college faculty; colleges; education; educational policy; higher education; political attitudes; student behavior; teaching (occupation); universities; United States
  • Abstract

    This study presents information obtained from college and university faculty members on their social and educational backgrounds and professional activities. Respondents' views on a range of social and political issues were also assessed, including their opinions on educational policy. Demographic data cover age, sex, race, marital status, number of children, religion, income, and parents' levels of education and occupations. The 60,028 respondents to this study were weighted to 446,203.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Dataset
    • DS2: Technical Report
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1969
Sampled Universe
Faculty members of American higher education institutions.
The higher education institutions were selected by the American Council on Education using the stratified probability method. The institutions sample was representative of all types of American colleges and universities, two- and four-year, public and private. The units were stratified by institutional type, enrollment, and per-student expenditure. Finally, the entire faculty population from the approximately 300 selected institutions was included in the respondents sample.
2008-01-25 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection. Funding insitution(s): Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.
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 (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7501 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07501.v1
  • Hargens, Lowell L., Long, J. Scott. Demographic Inertia and Women's Representation Among Faculty in Higher Education. Journal of Higher Education.73, (4), 494-517.2002.
    • ID: 10.1353/jhe.2002.0037 (DOI)
  • Xie, Yu, Shauman, Kimberlee A.. Sex differences in research productivity: New evidence about an old puzzle. American Sociological Review.63, (6), 847-870.1998.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Hargens, Lowell L., Kelly-Wilson, Lisa. Determinants of Disciplinary Discontent. Social Forces.72, (4), 1177-1195.1994.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Langton, Nancy, Pfeffer, Jeffrey. Paying the professor: Sources of salary variation in academic labor markets. American Sociological Review.59, (2), 236-256.1994.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Hamilton, Richard F., Hargens, Lowell L.. The Politics of Professors: Self-Identifications, 1969-1984. Social Forces.71, (3), 603-627.1993.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Ransom, Michael R.. Seniority and Monopsony in the Academic Labor Market. American Economic Review.83, (1), 221-233.1993.
  • Pfeffer, Jeffrey, Konrad, Alison. The Effects of Individual Power on Earnings. Work and Occupations.18, (4), 385-414.1991.
    • ID: 10.1177/0730888491018004002 (DOI)
  • Massey, Douglas S., Denton, Nancy A.. Trends in the residential segregation of blacks, Hispanics, and Asians: 1970-1980. American Sociological Review.52, (6), 802-825.1987.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Ladd, Everett Carll, Jr., Lipset, Seymour Martin. The Divided Academy: Professors and Politics. New York: Norton. 1976.
  • Trow, Martin. Teachers and Students: Aspects of American Higher Education. New York: McGraw-Hill. 1975.
  • Ladd, Everett Carll, Jr., Lipset, Seymour Martin. Professors, Unions, and American Higher Education. New York: McGraw-Hill. 1973.
  • Trow, Martin. The Distribution of Academic Tenure in American Higher Education. Berkeley, CA: Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. 1972.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Trow, Martin, et al. (1984): Carnegie Commission National Survey of Higher Education: Faculty Study, 1969. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.