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Detroit Area Study, 1962: Family Growth in Detroit (ICPSR 7401) RSS

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The main focus of this data collection was women's attitudes toward family and family size. The women interviewed for this study answered questions on past pregnancies and described their attitudes toward large and small families, their reasons for having children, and the nature of their own patterns of family growth. Extensive family background information was also collected, including data on occupation of respondent and husband, age of respondent and husband, education of respondent and husband and their parents, family income, types of savings, and housing information.

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Series: Detroit Area Studies Series

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Study Description

Citation

Freedman, Ronald, and David Goldberg. Detroit Area Study, 1962: Family Growth in Detroit. ICPSR07401-v4. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07401.v4

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   birth control, cities, economic behavior, family background, family life, family planning, family size, mothers, parental attitudes, reproductive history, social attitudes, women

Geographic Coverage:   Detroit, Michigan, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1962

Date of Collection:  

  • 1962

Data Types:   survey data

Methodology

Data Source:

personal interviews

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:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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  • 2011-06-16 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

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