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Survey of Consumer Finances, 1965 (ICPSR 7445)

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Summary:

This data collection is one in a series of financial surveys of consumers conducted annually since 1946. In a nationally representative sample, the head of each family unit was interviewed. The 1965 data are based on family unit. The questions in the 1965 survey covered the respondent's attitudes toward national economic conditions (e.g., the effect of Vietnam War involvement and relations with other communist countries on United States business) and price activity, as well as the respondent's own financial situation. Other questions examined the family unit head's occupation, and the nature and amount of the family's income, debts, liquid assets, changes in liquid assets, savings, investment preferences, and actual and expected purchases of cars and other major durables. In addition, the survey explored in detail the subject of housing, e.g., previous and present home ownership, value of respondent's dwelling, and mortgage information. Information was also gathered on family income (its source and distribution), and larger recreational and hobby equipment purchases. Personal data include age and education of head, household composition, and occupation.

Series: Survey of Consumer Finances Series

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Citation

University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Economic Behavior Program. Survey of Consumer Finances, 1965. ICPSR07445-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07445.v2

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • Ford Foundation
  • National Science Foundation
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors Corporation

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Methodology

Sample:   The sample was made up of a national cross-section of family units.

Data Source:

personal interviews

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.
  • Standardized missing values.

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