Federal Judicial Center
The purpose of this data collection is to provide an
official public record of the business of the federal bankruptcy
courts. The data include all petitions filed under the Bankruptcy Code
in the United States Bankruptcy Courts on or after October 1, 1993,
and any petitions filed before October 1, 1993, that were still
pending on that date. The records are organized according to the
fiscal year of termination with cases still pending at the end
included in a separate pending data set. For the bankruptcy data, the
unit of analysis is a single case.
Federal Court Cases: Integrated Database Series
One or more files in this data collection have special restrictions
; consult the
restrictions note to learn more.
You can apply online for access to
the restricted-use data. A login is required to apply.
Access to these data is restricted. Users interested in obtaining these data must complete a Restricted Data Use Agreement, specify the reasons for the request, and obtain IRB approval or notice of exemption for their research.
Any public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public.
Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.
No downloadable data files available.
Federal Judicial Center. Federal Court Cases: Integrated Data Base Bankruptcy Petitions, 1997. ICPSR04306-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-04-13. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04306.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04306.v1
- RIS (generic format for RefWorks, EndNote, etc.)
- EndNote XML (EndNote X4.0.1 or higher)
This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Scope of Study
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation:
A single case
All federal bankruptcy court cases in the United States in
event/transaction data, and administrative records data
Computerized court records
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:
Performed consistency checks.
Standardized missing values.
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2005-09-22
- 2011-04-13 All parts are being moved to restricted access and will be available only using the restricted access procedures.
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