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Detroit Area Study, 1972: A Comparative Study on Personnel Practices in Private Firms (ICPSR 7905) RSS

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Summary:

This study of 132 adults in managerial, personnel, and supervisory positions in private firms in the Detroit metropolitan area in 1972 provides information on affirmative action in the workplace, as well as company products, type and structure, management style, and profitability. Data are provided on respondents' firms' product lines and services, labor force, assets, profit margins and revenues, salaries and wages, stocks, use of computer technology, supervisors' duties and roles, pension plans, recruitment methods, unions, rates of promotion, dress codes, and work processes. Other items explored respondents' attitudes toward government's efforts to eliminate employment-based racial discrimination, and white collar and blue collar jobs. Demographic variables specify sex, race, education, income, religion, political party affiliation, length of residence in the Detroit area, and length of time in current job and position.

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Series: Detroit Area Studies Series

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Eidson, Bettye. Detroit Area Study, 1972: A Comparative Study on Personnel Practices in Private Firms. ICPSR07905-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002. doi:10.3886/ICPSR07905.v1

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Sample:   A total of 132 adults in managerial, personnel, and supervisory positions in private firms in the Detroit metropolitan area in 1972.

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personal interviews

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