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United States Fiscal Austerity and Urban Innovation Project, 1983-1984

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey, census, and aggregate data
Creator
  • Clark, Terry Nichols, et al.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1990-05-01
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
Language
English
Free Keywords
administrators; economic development; economic forecasting; education; expenditures; financial management; local government; management; police protection; policy analysis; privatization; public officials; social welfare
Description
  • Abstract

    For this data collection, mayors, city council finance committee chairs, and chief administrative officers/city managers in all United States cities with populations over 25,000 were surveyed. Topics covered include the relative importance of professional as opposed to elected officials in fiscal management, and preferences for and implementation of changes in spending levels in 13 policy areas (e.g., education, social welfare, streets, and police protection). Respondents also were queried about policy preferences, activities, and impact on city government of 20 groups (including employees, business groups, local media, the elderly, city finance staff, and federal and state agencies). In addition, questions were asked on city finance problems (e.g., loss of federal or state revenue, declining tax base, and pressures from municipal employees), fiscal management strategies the city had used (e.g., contracting out, user fees, privatization), revenue forecasting, integrated financial management systems, performance measures, management rights, and level of sophistication of economic development analyses. Background information on mayors includes terms served, years spent in elected office, political party identification, use of local media, age, ethnicity/race, sex, religious preference, and education. In addition to the survey data, detailed structural data on population, economic structures, industry, and the labor force are provided.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: CORE40 Variables
    • DS2: CORE40 Variables, Logged
    • DS3: CORE41 Variables
    • DS4: CORE41 Variables, Logged
    • DS5: FORDT1 Variables
    • DS6: Original Survey Data 1
    • DS7: Original Survey Data 4
    • DS8: County and City Structural Variables
    • DS9: Project Documentation
Temporal Coverage
  • 1983 / 1984
    Time period: 1983--1984
  • 1983 / 1984
    Collection date: 1983--1984
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All United States municipal governments for cities with populations over 25,000 at the time of the 1980 Census.
Collection Mode
  • This collection includes machine-readable and hard-copy documentation, both of which are required to adequately access and utilize the data. For Parts 1 through 8 of this collection, the data are provided in logical record length format, with multiple records per case.

Note
2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 10 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 10 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HG-5644).
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
  • 8709 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08709.v1
Publications
  • Saiz, Martin. Mayoral perceptions of developmental and redistributive policies: A cross-national perspective. Urban Affairs Review.34, (6), 820-842.1999.
    • ID: 10.1177/10780879922184220 (DOI)
  • Hajnal, Zoltan L., Clark, Terry Nichols. The Local Interest-Group System: Who Governs and Why?. Social Science Quarterly.79, (1), 227-241.1998.
  • Clark, Terry Nichols. Structural Realignments in American City Politics: Less Class, More Race, and a New Political Culture. Urban Affairs Review.31, (3), 367-403.1996.
    • ID: 10.1177/107808749603100304 (DOI)
  • Green, Gary P., Fleischmann, Arnold, Kwong, Tsz Man. The Effectiveness of Local Economic Development Policies in the 1980s. Social Science Quarterly.77, (3), 609-625.1996.
  • Longoria, Thomas, Jr.. Empirical Analysis of the City Limits Typology. Urban Affairs Quarterly.30, (1), 102-113.1994.
    • ID: 10.1177/004208169403000105 (DOI)
  • Wong, Kenneth K., Clark, Terry N.. Politics of Policy Innovation in Chicago. Research in Urban Policy series, vol. 4.Greenwich, CT: JAI Press. 1992.
  • Clark, Cal, Walter, B. Oliver. Urban Political Cultures, Financial Stress, and City Fiscal Austerity Strategies. Western Political Quarterly.44, (3), 676-697.1991.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/448675 (URL)
  • Clark, Terry Nichols. The Fiscal Austerity and Urban Innovation Project. PS, Political Science and Politics.21, (1), 94-98.1988.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/419969 (URL)
  • Clark, Terry Nichols, Lyons, William, Fitzgerald, Michael R.. Decisions on Urban Dollars. Research in Urban Policy series, vol. 3.Greenwich, CT: JAI Press. 1987.
  • Clark, Terry Nichols. Fiscal Austerity and Urban Management. Research in Urban Policy series, vol. 2, pt. A.Greenwich, CT: JAI Press. 1986.
  • Clark, Terry Nichols. Managing Cities. Research in Urban Policy series, vol. 2, pt. B.Greenwich, CT: JAI Press. 1986.
  • Clark, Terry Nichols. Coping with Urban Austerity. Research in Urban Policy series, vol. 1.Greenwich, CT: JAI Press. 1985.
  • Clark, Terry Nichols, Ferguson, Lorna Crowley. City Money: Political Processes, Fiscal Strain and Retrenchment. New York: Columbia University Press. 1983.

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

Clark, Terry Nichols, et al. (1990): United States Fiscal Austerity and Urban Innovation Project, 1983-1984. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08709