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National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

This dataset is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD), the criminal justice archive within ICPSR. NACJD is primarily sponsored by three agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice: the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Women and Violence in Chicago, Illinois, 1994-1995 (ICPSR 2958) RSS

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Summary:

The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of domestic violence on women's labor force participation. The hypothesis was that women who had experienced domestic violence would have lower rates of labor force participation than women with no history of domestic violence. The University of Illinois Survey Research Laboratory conducted door-to-door interviews with women in the Humboldt Park, Montclare, and Belmont-Cragin community areas of Chicago. Data collection for Part 1, Humboldt Park Data, ran from September 16, 1994, through April 9, 1995. Interviews were completed with 824 adult women residing in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. Data collection for Part 2, Montclare and Belmont-Cragin Data, ran from April 10, 1995, through October 15, 1995. Interviews were completed with 149 adult women residing in the Montclare and Belmont-Cragin community areas. Demographic information was collected on respondent's race, marital status, income, and education, employment histories of the respondent, respondent's husband or boyfriend, and parents, and citizenship. Other variables include economic and social problems of the respondent's neighborhood, respondent's relationships with men, experiences as a victim of physical and sexual abuse by a husband or boyfriend, if the respondent had physical and mental problems during the past 12 months, if the respondent smoked or used alcohol or drugs, the number of days domestic problems prevented the respondent from working or going to school, whether respondent was emotionally, physically, or sexually abused as a child or teenager, in what ways the respondent's past experiences had affected her education and employment, respondent's current work experience and earnings, and whether the respondent received any type of public assistance.

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  Humboldt Park Data - Download All Files (2.9 MB)
DS2:  Montclare and Belmont-Cragin Data - Download All Files (2.6 MB)

Study Description

Citation

Lloyd, Susan. Women and Violence in Chicago, Illinois, 1994-1995. ICPSR02958-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02958.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   battered women, demographic characteristics, domestic violence, economic indicators, health status, labor force, mental health, neighborhood characteristics, relationships, social problems, substance abuse, women

Geographic Coverage:   Chicago, Illinois, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1994--1995

Universe:   Women 18 years of age or older in the Humboldt Park, Montclare, and Belmont-Cragin communities of Chicago.

Data Types:   survey data

Methodology

Sample:   To minimize costs and interviewer travel time, the primary sampling unit selected was the block, and each housing unit on the sampled blocks was included. The 1990 Census Tract/Block Numbering Area Outline Map and 1990 Census of Population and Housing data were used to construct a sampling frame of the total number of housing units by block and census tract in each neighborhood. A random number generator was used to take a simple random sample of blocks from the sampling frame.

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:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB2958.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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Variables

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DS1: Humboldt Park Data

EVER CARRY GUN WITH YOU ON THE STREET
Do you ever carry a gun with you on the street?
DO YOU OR ANYONE IN HOUSEHOLD OWN A GUN
Do you or does anyone else in your household own a gun?
HOW MUCH OF TIME GUN LOCKED UP AT HOME
How much of the time is the gun kept locked up at home? Would you say...
BOYFRND/HUSBAND THREATEN R W/KNIFE/GUN
This next set of questions has to do with whether or not things have ever happened to you in your relationships with men. Has a boyfriend or husband ever... Threatened you with a knife or gun?
BFRND/HUSB CUT W/KNIFE OR FIRED GUN AT R
This next set of questions has to do with whether or not things have ever happened to you in your relationships with men. Has a boyfriend or husband ever... Cut you with a knife or fired a gun at you?
PST 12MO HOW OFTEN THREAT W/GUN OR KNIFE
For the next few questions, please think about your relationship with him over the past 12 months, that is, since (Date 1 year ago)... I'm going to read a list of some things that your (boyfriend/husband) might have done when you had a dispute, and would like you to tell me for each one how often your (boyfriend/husband) did it in the past 12 months - - was it very often, often, sometimes, rarely, or never? In the past 12 months, when you've had an argument, how often did your (boyfriend/husband)... Threaten you with a knife or gun?
PST 12MO HOW OFT BEEN CUT/FIRED AT W/GUN
For the next few questions, please think about your relationship with him over the past 12 months, that is, since (Date 1 year ago)... I'm going to read a list of some things that your (boyfriend/husband) might have done when you had a dispute, and would like you to tell me for each one how often your (boyfriend/husband) did it in the past 12 months - - was it very often, often, sometimes, rarely, or never? In the past 12 months, when you've had an argument, how often did your (boyfriend/husband)... Cut you with a knife or fire a gun at you?
MOST SERIOUS PROBLEM - MENTION 1
What do you think are the three most serious problems in your neighborhood at this time? (Circle only three.) (If R mentions less than three, probe): What else?
MOST SERIOUS PROBLEM - MENTION 2
What do you think are the three most serious problems in your neighborhood at this time? (Circle only three.) (If R mentions less than three, probe): What else?
MOST SERIOUS PROBLEM - MENTION 3
What do you think are the three most serious problems in your neighborhood at this time? (Circle only three.) (If R mentions less than three, probe): What else?

DS2: Montclare and Belmont-Cragin Data

EVER CARRY GUN WITH YOU ON THE STREET
Do you ever carry a gun with you on the street?
DO YOU OR ANYONE IN HOUSEHOLD OWN A GUN
Do you or does anyone else in your household own a gun?
HOW MUCH OF TIME GUN LOCKED UP AT HOME
How much of the time is the gun kept locked up at home? Would you say...
BOYFRND/HUSBAND THREATEN R W/KNIFE/GUN
This next set of questions has to do with whether or not things have ever happened to you in your relationships with men. Has a boyfriend or husband ever... Threatened you with a knife or gun?
BFRND/HUSB CUT W/KNIFE OR FIRED GUN AT R
This next set of questions has to do with whether or not things have ever happened to you in your relationships with men. Has a boyfriend or husband ever... Cut you with a knife or fired a gun at you?
PST 12MO HOW OFTEN THREAT W/GUN OR KNIFE
For the next few questions, please think about your relationship with him over the past 12 months, that is, since (Date 1 year ago)... I'm going to read a list of some things that your (boyfriend/husband) might have done when you had a dispute, and would like you to tell me for each one how often your (boyfriend/husband) did it in the past 12 months - - was it very often, often, sometimes, rarely, or never? In the past 12 months, when you've had an argument, how often did your (boyfriend/husband)... Threaten you with a knife or gun?
PST 12MO HOW OFT BEEN CUT/FIRED AT W/GUN
For the next few questions, please think about your relationship with him over the past 12 months, that is, since (Date 1 year ago)... I'm going to read a list of some things that your (boyfriend/husband) might have done when you had a dispute, and would like you to tell me for each one how often your (boyfriend/husband) did it in the past 12 months - - was it very often, often, sometimes, rarely, or never? In the past 12 months, when you've had an argument, how often did your (boyfriend/husband)... Cut you with a knife or fire a gun at you?
MOST SERIOUS PROBLEM - MENTION 2
What do you think are the three most serious problems in your neighborhood at this time? (Circle only three.) (If R mentions less than three, probe): What else?
MOST SERIOUS PROBLEM - MENTION 3
What do you think are the three most serious problems in your neighborhood at this time? (Circle only three.) (If R mentions less than three, probe): What else?
MOST SERIOUS PROBLEM - MENTION 1
What do you think are the three most serious problems in your neighborhood at this time? (Circle only three.) (If R mentions less than three, probe): What else?

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