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National Survey of the Aged, 1975

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Shanas, Ethel
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1984-03-18
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Administration on Aging
  • United States Social Security Administration
Language
English
Free Keywords
aging; economic behavior; eldercare; family relationships; financial assets; health care services; health expenditures; health status; income; job expectations; living conditions; older adults; personal finances; quality of life; retirement; self evaluation; social issues; supportive services; welfare services; work attitudes
Description
  • Abstract

    This survey was conducted during the spring and summer of 1975 under a grant from the Administration on Aging and with supplemental funding from the Social Security Administration. It surveyed noninstitutionalized Americans aged 65 and older with a special focus on developing national estimates of the economic needs and social concerns of the elderly. The survey attempted to describe the aged population and to indicate the degree of health, financial independence, and familial support of 2,143 older Americans. Also studied were the work status of respondents, their past and present attitudes toward work, their desire for gainful employment, their income and assets, their evaluation of their own financial status, and their reported use of health and welfare services. The data collection comprises three files. Part 1 contains the general survey, Part 2 is a survey of proxy respondents, and Part 3 supplies information on persons who could not complete an interview.
  • 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: Standardized missing values.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: General Survey
    • DS2: Proxy Respondents
    • DS3: Noncontacts
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1975
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Noninstitutionalized Americans aged 65 and older.
Sampling
Multistage probability sample.
Collection Mode
  • This collection contains weights that may be used to compensate for nonrespondents and location.

Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7945 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Shelton, Jean Frances. The Economics of Intergenerational Transfers. Dissertation, University of California, San Diego. 1992.
  • Hoeffer, Beverly. Predictors of life outlook of older single women. Research in Nursing and Health.10, (2), 111-117.1987.
    • ID: 10.1002/nur.4770100207 (DOI)
  • Doty, Leilani. Life Satisfaction Determinants in Older Persons. Dissertation, University of Florida. 1986.
  • Shanas, Ethel. The Health of Older People: A Social Survey. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 1962.

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

Shanas, Ethel (1984): National Survey of the Aged, 1975. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07945.v1