West Malaysian Family Survey, 1966-1967 (ICPSR 31582)
Principal Investigator(s): Hirschman, Charles, University of Washington; Palmore, James, East-West Population Institute
The Family Survey was a national (contemporary Peninsular Malaysia) probability sample survey consisting of an initial household screening interview followed by an intensive interview of all currently married women, aged 15 to 45, living in the screened households. The primary objective of the survey was to gather baseline data on fertility and on family planning knowledge, attitudes, and practices. The survey was conducted by the Malaysian Department of Statistics for the National Family Planning Board of Malaysia. Technical assistance was provided by the staff of the Population Studies Center of the University of Michigan.
These data are freely available.
Hirschman, Charles, and James Palmore. West Malaysian Family Survey, 1966-1967. ICPSR31582-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2012-01-16. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR31582.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR31582.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: birth, birth control, birth expectations, birth rates, demographic characteristics, demographic fluctuations, demography, families, family planning, family size, family structure, fertility, fertility rates, household composition, infants, live births, miscarriages, parental attitudes, parental influence, parenting skills, parents, population characteristics, population decrease, population density, population estimates, population growth, population growth rate, population planning, population policy, population projections, population size, pregnancy, reproductive history, sexual reproduction, single mothers, single parent families, single parents, vital statistics
Smallest Geographic Unit: country
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: individual, household
Universe: Currently married women, aged 15 to 45, living in contemporary Peninsular Malaysia.
Data Types: survey data
Study Purpose: The primary objective of the survey was to gather baseline data on fertility and on family planning knowledge, attitudes, and practices.
Study Design: Stratified national probability sample.
Sample: Stratified national (contemporary Peninsular Malaysia) probability sample survey consisting of an initial household screening interview followed by an intensive interview of all currently married women, aged 15 to 45, living in the screened households. The sample was stratified according to locality, separate samples being drawn in the five largest cities, small urban areas, and rural areas. In order to have a representative national sample, it is necessary to weight each case by its stratum weight, which is located in the last seven columns (Variable No. 437) of each record in File One.
Weight: A stratum weight variable is included in File One.
Mode of Data Collection: face-to-face interview, on-site questionnaire
National Family Planning Board, Malaysia
Extent of Processing: 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:
- Performed consistency checks.
- Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2012-01-16
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