Status of Older Persons in Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Countries, Census Microdata Samples: Lithuania, 1989 (ICPSR 3952)

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The main objectives of this data collection effort were to assemble a set of cross-nationally comparable microdata samples based on the 1990 national population and housing censuses in countries of Europe and North America, and to use these samples to study the social and economic conditions of older persons. The samples are designed to allow research on a wide range of issues related to aging, as well as on other social phenomena. Data collected in the 1989 Lithuanian census examined the type and size of dwelling units, household composition, and employment history. Also gathered was demographic information on household members, including age, sex, ethnic background, marital status, fertility, education, employment status, income, and occupation.

Series: Status of Older Persons in Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Countries, Census Microdata Samples Series

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.


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Study Description


United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Population Activities Unit. Status of Older Persons in Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Countries, Census Microdata Samples: Lithuania, 1989. ICPSR03952-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2004-03-10.

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This study was funded by:

  • United Nations Population Fund
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   aging, demographic characteristics, housing, living conditions, older adults

Geographic Coverage:   Global, Lithuania

Time Period:  

  • 1989

Date of Collection:  

  • 1989

Universe:   All persons and housing units in Lithuania in 1989.

Data Types:   census/enumeration data

Data Collection Notes:

In addition to the SAS transport file provided by the principal investigator, ICPSR is distributing an ASCII data file with SPSS and SAS program information extracted from the SAS file using StatTransfer. Analysis of the ASCII file may be facilitated by dividing it.

The data contain undocumented codes.


Sample:   Lithuania's dataset includes the entire population of the country over age 50, as well as persons below that age who co-resided in the same dwelling unit with someone over age 50.

Data Source:

personal interviews

Restrictions: (1) The data are part of a set of microdata census samples assembled by the Population Activities Unit, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, with financial assistance from the United Nations Population Fund and the United States National Institute on Aging. The arrangements governing the release of data from this project stipulate that they should be used solely for social and behavioral science research. Also, the data and other materials are to be used solely for statistical analysis and reporting of aggregated information, and not for the investigation of specific individuals or organizations. Users should also understand that attempts to disseminate copies of the data, in whole or in part, or to identify individual respondents may be subject to prosecution under applicable laws. In addition, users of these data agree to send a copy of any publications based on the data to: Population Activities Unit, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Palais des Nations, CH-1211, Geneve 10, Switzerland. (2) Users should note that this is a beta version of the data. The investigators therefore request that users who encounter any problems with the dataset contact them at the above address.


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Version History:

  • 2013-09-27 This study was previously distributed on CD-ROM only. The contents of the CD-ROM are now available for public download from ICPSR as a zipped package.
  • 2008-09-24 The confidentiality agreement is now available as a downloadable PDF document.


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