Detroit Area Study 1978: A Study of the Family (ICPSR 8190)
Principal Investigator(s): Goldberg, David
The Detroit Area Study is an ongoing series of surveys conducted by the Department of Sociology at the University of Michigan. These surveys serve two purposes: to provide useful survey information about various population characteristics and social issues selected as topics by principal investigators, and to provide actual survey research experience for graduate students. In the 1978 survey, 650 Detroit-area women were personally interviewed about their families. Items included questions on sex-role attitudes, ideal family size, and patterns of decision-making. Extensive occupational and fertility histories were also collected.
Series: Detroit Area Studies Series
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Goldberg, David. Detroit Area Study 1978: A Study of the Family. ICPSR08190-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1985. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08190.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08190.v2
This study was funded by:
- University of Michigan
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: birth control, cities, decision making, economic behavior, families, family life, family work relationship, fertility, gender roles, job history, occupations, parental attitudes, reproductive history, social attitudes, social issues, working mothers, working women
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: individual
Universe: Women living in the Detroit area in 1978.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
The data available for download are not weighted and users will need to weight the data prior to analysis.
Although this study also included a sample of interviews conducted in Macomb and Oakland Counties, this data is not included in this collection.
More information about the Detroit Area Studies Project is available on the Detroit Area Studies Project Web site.
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Sample: Multistage probability sample.
Mode of Data Collection: face-to-face interview
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- Standardized missing values.
- Created online analysis version with question text.
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Original ICPSR Release: 1985-03-18
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