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Metropolitan Structure and Intermarriage in the United States, 1970: Testing a Macrostructural Theory

Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data
  • Blau, Peter M.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
  • Abstract

    This data collection was designed to test a priori theory on macrostructures and intergroup relations by examining theoretical predictions related to SMSA social structure and conditions, intermarriage, and crime in the United States. The collection utilizes a broad range of 1970 census data aggregated at the SMSA level. Part 1 presents intermarriage rates that take into account factors such as occupation, education, income, language, and age. Also included are structural and control measures calculated from the 1960 census. Part 2 provides 1970 structural variables including detailed information on marital status, occupation, ethnicity, language, education, age, race, income, and derived heterogeneity and inequality indices.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Intermarriage Rates, 1970
    • DS2: SMSA Structural Variables, 1970
Sampled Universe
The 125 largest Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSAs) in the United States.
One percent of SMSA populations based on the 15 percent County Group File of the 1970 Census Public-Use Sample.
Collection Mode
  • Part 1 has 22 810-character records per SMSA and includes 1960 aggregate structural and control variables. Part 2 has four 1,017-character records per SMSA.

2006-01-18 File CB8870.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): National Science Foundation (SOC-782516 and SOC-7919935).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 8870 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08870.v1

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

Blau, Peter M. (1989): Metropolitan Structure and Intermarriage in the United States, 1970: Testing a Macrostructural Theory. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.