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Title XX Planning by Area Agencies on Aging: United States, 1975-1977 (ICPSR 9012)

Principal Investigator(s): Gilbert, Neil; Specht, Harry


This data collection contains information on United States Area Agencies on Aging and the social services they make available to the elderly through Title XX funding. The units of analysis are the agencies. Variables include agency programs supported by Title XX funding, amount of agency's 1975-1976 and 1976-1977 Title XX allocations, and the agency's involvement with city, county, state, and federal officials. Other items include percent of budget for self-care, in-home, out-of-home, health-related, and institutional services, source of budget, date of establishment, and number of professional positions.

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Study Description


Gilbert, Neil, and Harry Specht. Title XX Planning by Area Agencies on Aging: United States, 1975-1977. ICPSR09012-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1983. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09012.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09012.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Administration on Aging (90-A-945/01)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    aging, Area Agencies on Aging, expenditures, financial management, funding, government agencies, government officials, health care facilities, home care, human resources, institutional care, legislation, older adults, organizational structure, planning

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1975--1977

Date of Collection:   

  • 1976--1977

Universe:    Area Agencies on Aging in the United States.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    Of 479 extant Area Agencies on Aging, 402 responded to the study questionnaires.

Data Source:

self-enumerated questionnaires

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-03-18

Version History:

  • 2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.



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