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Employment Security Study, 1966 (ICPSR 7082)

Principal Investigator(s): Blau, Peter M.; Schoenherr, Richard A.


This study provides organizational information about 53 employment security agencies in the United States responsible for administering unemployment insurance and providing public employment services in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Data regarding the agencies' central offices, divisions, and local branches were collected at the central headquarters in each state. The variables cover the major characteristics of the agencies: the division of labor, levels of structure, routinization of roles, decentralization of authority, and the administrative practices in each agency.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Agency - Download All Files (0.099 MB)
DS2:  Division - Download All Files (0.117 MB)
DS3:  Local - Download All Files (0.277 MB)

Study Description


Blau, Peter M., and Richard A. Schoenherr. EMPLOYMENT SECURITY STUDY, 1966. ICPSR version. Chicago, IL: Peter M. Blau and Richard A. Schoenherr, University of Chicago [producers], 196?. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1991. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07082.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07082.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (GS-553)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    civil service, employment services, government agencies, management, occupational categories, organizational behavior, organizational structure, organizations, personnel policy, unemployment insurance, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1966

Date of Collection:   

  • 1966-01--1966-04

Universe:    Central offices, divisions and local branches of employment security agencies in the United States, including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

Data Type(s):    survey data, administrative records data, and census data


Sample:    The entire universe was included in the sample, with the exception of the employment security agency in Guam.

Data Source:

personal interviews, self-enumerated questionnaires, telephone interviews, organizational charts, personnel records and regulations, census data


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-03

Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 4 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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