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Mexican Origin People in the United States: Detroit Pilot Ethnic Screening Survey, 1979

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Arce, Carlos H. (University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. National Chicano Research Network)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1984-03-18
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Mental Health
Language
English
Free Keywords
communities; ethnicity; family history; Hispanic or Latino Americans; Mexican Americans; neighborhoods
Description
  • Abstract

    This survey was a pretest conducted for the purpose of identifying people of Mexican descent living in Detroit, Michigan for later inclusion in a more comprehensive national survey. This pretest survey was also conducted to develop an appropriate and valid measurement instrument for subsequent screening and national surveys. The pretest was administered to 474 respondents from February to August of 1978 in a Detroit neighborhood. The questionnaire elicited information on the ancestry of household residents from the adult co-heads or single heads of households. The survey identified 128 households with persons of Mexican descent who were then eligible for later interviewing.
  • 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 online analysis version with question text..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Mexican Origin in the United States: Detroit Pilot Ethnic Screening Survey, 1979, Dataset 0001
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1979
  • 1978-02 / 1978-08
    Collection date: 1978-02--1978-08
Geographic Coverage
  • Detroit
  • Michigan
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Persons living within two Census tracts in Detroit, Michigan.
Sampling
A probability sample was selected within two Census tracts in the city of Detroit, Michigan. The tracts contained a high proportion of Spanish heritage people. The overwhelming majority of these was known to be of Mexican descent. All residential housing units in the 39 city blocks in the two tracts were listed and a sample of 698 housing units was systematically selected for he screening interview. Of these, 609 were occupied and in 474 of the occupied units the screening interview was conducted.
Note
2007-03-05 The OSIRIS dictionary has been removed. The SAS and SPSS setup files, as well as the codebook have been updated. A Stata setup file, and SAS and Stata supplemental syntax files have been added. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Mental Health.
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
  • 7921 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07921.v1

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

Arce, Carlos H. (1984): Mexican Origin People in the United States: Detroit Pilot Ethnic Screening Survey, 1979. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07921