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New Homes and Poor People, 1966-1967 (ICPSR 7492)

Principal Investigator(s): Lansing, John B.; Clifton, Charles Wade; Morgan, James N.


This study focused on the indirect consequences of new housing construction by examining the sequences of moves triggered by first-time occupancies of new homes. In particular, the investigation attempted to ascertain whether the construction of new, relatively expensive housing might indirectly benefit low-income people or African Americans who could not afford to purchase these new houses but would be able to move into vacancies created farther along the chain. Interviews were first conducted with a representative sample of first-time inhabitants of newly-built homes, and then with the families that moved into the dwellings left vacant. Wherever possible, each chain of moves was followed to its logical conclusion. Demographic information includes age, sex, and education of family head, race of respondent, family life cycle, and family income.

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Study Description


Lansing, John B., Charles Wade Clifton, and James N. Morgan. New Homes and Poor People, 1966-1967. ICPSR07492-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1976.

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This study was funded by:

  • Ford Foundation

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    affluence, African Americans, housing, housing construction, housing costs, housing discrimination, living conditions, neighborhoods, poverty, residential segregation

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1966--1967

Universe:    Families that changed residence in the period 1963-1967.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

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Sample:    The first group of respondents was selected from a probability sample of new dwelling units in metropolitan areas. In addition, interviews were taken as necessary in order to follow chains of moves triggered by the occupancy of newly-built homes.

Data Source:

personal interviews, telephone interviews, and mailback questionnaires


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-10

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