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Automobile Ownership and Residential Density, 1963-1965 (ICPSR 7437) RSS

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This study was designed to examine individual preferences in automobile ownership and residences as well as the reasons for these preferences and their stability. Interviews were conducted in two waves with cross-section samples of respondents living in separate dwelling units in metropolitan areas with populations of 50,000 or more, exclusive of the New York metropolitan area. For each wave the data collection includes three files with different units of analysis: family units (Parts 1 and 4), journeys to work (Parts 2 and 5), and trips (Parts 3 and 6). Demographic information includes family income, number of adults in the family, number of children under 18, and age, sex, and marital status of household head.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Wave I, Family Unit - Download All Files (6.1 MB)
DS2:  Wave I, Journey to Work - Download All Files (6 MB)
DS3:  Wave I, Trips - Download All Files (6.2 MB)
DS4:  Wave II, Family Unit - Download All Files (6.1 MB)
DS5:  Wave II, Journey to Work - Download All Files (6 MB)
DS6:  Wave II, Trips - Download All Files (6.3 MB)

Study Description


Lansing, John B., and Gary Hendricks. Automobile Ownership and Residential Density, 1963-1965. ICPSR07437-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 197?. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07437.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration. Bureau of Public Roads

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   automobile use, automobiles, commuting (travel), families, households, housing needs, living conditions, neighborhoods, transportation, travel

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1963--1965

Universe:   Families living in separate dwelling units in metropolitan areas with populations of 50,000 or more, exclusive of the New York metropolitan area.

Data Types:   survey data


Sample:   A separate, representative, cross-section sample of dwellings was drawn for each wave. All families living in the dwelling units that fell within the sample were interviewed. The head of household was designated as respondent in half of the families, and the spouse in the other half.

Data Source:

personal interviews


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Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB7437.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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