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Annual Survey of Governments, 1984: Finance Statistics

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data, and aggregate data
Creator
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Annual Survey of Governments Series
Publication Date
1986-06-06
Language
English
Free Keywords
administrative costs; census data; cities; debt; education expenditures; finance; government expenditures; government revenues; government services; labor costs; local government; municipal services; municipal expenditures; public administration; public safety; public utilities; school districts; state government; townships; transportation
Description
  • Abstract

    For each governmental unit surveyed, finance data are provided for revenues, expenditures, indebtedness, and cash and security holdings. Revenue data are listed by source, and expenditures are listed by function and type. Functions include education, administration, police and fire protection, health care, utilities, transit and highways, and public welfare. Expenditure types include intergovernmental transactions, current operations, and capital outlays. Data are also provided for employee retirement systems operated by governments. Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA) codes are given for local governments in metropolitan areas.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: File A: Government Data
    • DS2: File C: Summary Data
Temporal Coverage
  • Collection date: 1984
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
State and local governments in the United States, including counties, municipalities, townships, school districts, and special districts.
Sampling
All school district governments in 31 states were surveyed, along with a sample of those in the 19 remaining states. A sample of approximately 14,000 other local governmental units was also included. All state governments and the District of Columbia are included.
Collection Mode
  • There are six "record types" in File A, each corresponding to a type of governmental unit. All six record types have the same technical characteristics. Each record in File A contains data for one governmental unit. In contrast, File C contains summary data in 52 groups of eight records each, with one group per state. Each group contains one record for each of the following types and levels of government: (1) state and local government total, (2) state total, (3) local total, (4) counties, (5) municipalities, (6) townships, (7) school districts, and (8) special districts. The record layout for File C is identical to that of File A.

Note
2006-01-18 File CB8483.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8483 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Morgan, David R., Hirlinger, Michael W.. The Dependent City and Intergovernmental Aid: The Impact of Recent Changes. Urban Affairs Quarterly.29, (2), 256-275.1993.
    • ID: 10.1177/004208169302900204 (DOI)
  • Strate, John, Wolman, Harold, Melchior, Alan. Are there Election-Driven Tax-and-Expenditure Cycles for Urban Governments?. Urban Affairs Quarterly.28, (3), 462-479.1993.
    • ID: 10.1177/004208169302800306 (DOI)
  • Fossett, James W.. On Confusing Caution and Greed: A Political Explanation of the Flypaper Effect. Urban Affairs Quarterly.26, (1), 95-117.1990.
    • ID: 10.1177/004208169002600105 (DOI)
  • Lewis, Gregory B., Stein, Lana. Union and Municipal Decline: Union Impact on Salaries, Employment, and Service Levels in Large and Small Cities. American Politics Quarterly.17, (2), 208-222.1989.
    • ID: 10.1177/1532673X8901700207 (DOI)

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

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1986): Annual Survey of Governments, 1984: Finance Statistics. Version 1. Annual Survey of Governments Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08483.v1