Principal Investigator(s): Ortiz, Vilma, University of California-Los Angeles; Telles, Edward E., Princeton University
In an original study conducted in 1965, Leo Grebler, Joan Moore, and Ralph Guzman surveyed Mexican Americans in San Antonio, Texas, and Los Angeles, California. The first survey provided a rich cross-sectional view of this population's demographics and attitudes, Ortiz and Telles' 35 year follow-up now allows for a longitudinal view of the behavior and ethnic identification of first- through fourth-generation Mexican Americans in these areas. The new survey was used to test hypotheses related to Mexican Americans' social mobility, their ethnic identity and behavior, their experiences with discrimination, and the relationship between socioeconomic status and ethnic identity. Data includes birth dates, citizenship information, education, income, housing, language, medical, religious affiliations, immediate and extended family demographic information, and self perception in regards to ethnicity. There are four versions of the survey, "Child Respondents" in English and Spanish and "Informant Respondents" in English and Spanish. Additionally each survey includes an interviewer questionnaire, which asks interviewers to document their observations of the respondent's home (interior and exterior), cooperation, behavior, language proficiency, and gender.
Ortiz, Vilma, and Edward E. Telles. The Mexican American Study Project II (MASP II), 1998-2000. ICPSR28481-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-03-29. doi:10.3886/ICPSR28481.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR28481.v2
This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (R01 HD033436)
- Russell Sage Foundation
- Haynes Foundation
- Rockefeller Foundation
- Ford Foundation
- California Policy Seminar
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: citizenship, demographic characteristics, educational background, ethnic identity, gang members, gender roles, generations, Hispanic or Latino Americans, holidays, home ownership, housework, housing conditions, housing occupancy, illegal immigrants, immigrants, income, marital status, Mexican Americans, neighborhoods, occupations, political affiliation, race, race relations, religious affiliation, social networks, spouses, voting behavior
Smallest Geographic Unit: county
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: individual, household
Universe: Two stages: (1) Mexican American adults in Los Angeles County, California, and the City of San Antonio, Texas, 1965-1966. (2) a. The surviving respondents of Stage 1 that were age 50 or less at the time of the 1965-1966 survey, in 1998-2002. (2) b. The children that had lived in their household at the time of the 1965-1966 survey, in 1998-2002.
Data Types: survey data
Study Purpose: The Mexican American Study Project is a study on intra- and inter-generational change and persistence in ethnic identity and behavior, as well as socio-economic mobility among Mexican Americans in Los Angeles, California, and San Antonio, Texas. This study sheds light on the progress of Mexican Americans, the progeny of the largest and longest-lasting immigration to the United States.
Mode of Data Collection: face-to-face interview, paper and pencil interview (PAPI), on-site questionnaire
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Original ICPSR Release: 2011-03-15
- 2011-03-29 (1) The title of this study has been changed to The Mexican American Study Project II (MASP II). (2) The time period has been changed to 1998-2000.
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