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Economic Behavior of the Affluent, 1964 (ICPSR 7429)
This study investigated high-income individuals in their roles as investors and workers. Questions were asked about savings objectives and investment policies, trust fund ownership, delegation of investment management, sources of information on investing, kinds of assets held, reasons for choosing particular assets, gifts and inheritances received, philanthropic giving and gifts to relatives, and capital gains and losses. Respondents' acquisition, handling, and expected disposition of assets were also explored, along with factors affecting portfolio decisions and the work effort of heads of households and their spouses. Finally, information was collected on occupation and work experience of both family head and spouse, family income and income patterns, and taxes and tax considerations, as well as structure and social characteristics of the family. Demographic data on respondents include sex, race, year of birth, marital status, number of dependents, level of education, religious preference, and political identification.
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Barlow, Robin, Harvey Brazer, and James N. Morgan. Economic Behavior of the Affluent, 1964. ICPSR07429-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 197?. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07429.v2
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07429.v2
This study was funded by:
- National Science Foundation
- Ford Foundation
- Brookings Institution
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: affluence, capital gains, economic behavior, financial management, income, income tax, investment returns, investments, investors, personal finances, personal wealth, savings, taxes, wealth
- 1964 (spring)
Each case was weighted according to the number of income dollars it represented, thus allowing responses to be assessed in proportion to the aggregate income of individuals earning $10,000 and over.
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Original ICPSR Release: 1984-05-11
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