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Vital Statistics: Divorce Detail [United States], 1986 (ICPSR 3176) RSS

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Summary:

This file contains demographic data for divorces occurring in the United States during the 1986 calendar year. The data were taken from divorce certificates registered with the vital statistics offices of 47 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The certificates for each state were chosen at one of five sampling rates (5, 10, 20, 50, or 100 percent), depending on the total number of divorces occurring in the state during the year. Each record includes a weight factor based on the sampling fraction of the reporting state. The demographic data collected include age, race, education, and natality of divorcing parties, and the number of this divorce. Information about the divorce itself includes month, day, and week of the divorce.

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Citation

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Statistics: Divorce Detail [United States], 1986. ICPSR03176-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-01-23. doi:10.3886/ICPSR03176.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   demographic characteristics, divorce, divorce rates, vital statistics

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1986

Date of Collection:  

  • 1986

Universe:   All divorces in 47 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands in 1986.

Data Types:   administrative records data

Data Collection Notes:

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Methodology

Sample:   Five sampling rates (5, 10, 20, 50, or 100 percent) were used, depending on the total number of divorces performed in the state during the year.

Data Source:

marriage and divorce certificates

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:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.

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  • 2009-01-23 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

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