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Study on Aging, 1980 (ICPSR 23140)

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This study investigates the mental health impact of residential segregation of the aged, comparing older residents of age-integrated and age-segregated neighborhoods in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, standard metropolitan statistical area (SMSA).

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Study Description


Ward , Rusell A. Study on Aging, 1980. ICPSR23140-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-10-29. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR23140.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   aging, mental health, neighborhoods, older adults, residential segregation

Geographic Coverage:   New York (state), United States

Time Period:  

  • 1980

Date of Collection:  

  • 1980

Universe:   Persons aged 60 from the Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, SMSA.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Fieldwork and data preparation and cleaning were done by Opinion Research Corp., Princeton, NJ.

This data collection includes unprocessed, as-is data recovered from obsolete media. Please refer to the user guide for details on working with these files.


Sample:   A sample of 1,185 persons aged 60 from the Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, SMSA.


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