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Metropolitan Structure and Intermarriage in the United States, 1970: Testing a Macrostructural Theory (ICPSR 8870) RSS

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Summary:

This data collection was designed to test a priori theory on macrostructures and intergroup relations by examining theoretical predictions related to SMSA social structure and conditions, intermarriage, and crime in the United States. The collection utilizes a broad range of 1970 census data aggregated at the SMSA level. Part 1 presents intermarriage rates that take into account factors such as occupation, education, income, language, and age. Also included are structural and control measures calculated from the 1960 census. Part 2 provides 1970 structural variables including detailed information on marital status, occupation, ethnicity, language, education, age, race, income, and derived heterogeneity and inequality indices.

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Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  Intermarriage Rates, 1970 - Download All Files (25 MB)
Data:
DS2:  SMSA Structural Variables, 1970 - Download All Files (23.3 MB)
Data:

Study Description

Citation

Blau, Peter M. METROPOLITAN STRUCTURE AND INTERMARRIAGE IN THE UNITED STATES, 1970: TESTING A MACROSTRUCTURAL THEORY. New York, NY: Peter M. Blau, Columbia University [producer], 1988. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1989. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08870.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (SOC-782516 and SOC-7919935)

Scope of Study

Universe:   The 125 largest Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSAs) in the United States.

Data Types:   aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

Part 1 has 22 810-character records per SMSA and includes 1960 aggregate structural and control variables. Part 2 has four 1,017-character records per SMSA.

Methodology

Sample:   One percent of SMSA populations based on the 15 percent County Group File of the 1970 Census Public-Use Sample.

Data Source:

(1) CENSUS OF POPULATION, 1960, VOLUME I, PART D, and (2) CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING, 1970: PUBLIC USE SAMPLES (1:100 15% COUNTY GROUPS)

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB8870.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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