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Survey of Income and Education, 1976: Immigrant Extract (ICPSR 7917)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census


This data collection contains information from the SURVEY OF INCOME AND EDUCATION, 1976 (ICPSR 7634), conducted during the months of April through July of 1976 by the Census Bureau for the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. The survey served as a supplement to the yearly Current Population Survey and was conducted to obtain reliable state-by-state data on the numbers of children in local areas with family incomes below the federal poverty level. The information was used to facilitate Title 1 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. The survey includes questions used in the Current Population Survey and also contains additional exclusive questions covering school enrollment, disability, health insurance, bilingualism, food stamp recipiency, assets, and housing costs. This extract was created by subsetting from the original files only those persons who said they were not born in the United States. The data were provided by the National Chicano Research Network, which was located at the Survey Research Center of the Institute of Social Research, University of Michigan.

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Study Description


United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Survey of Income and Education, 1976: Immigrant Extract. ICPSR07917-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-10-14.

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    bilingualism, census data, children, civil rights, disabilities, education, enrollments, families, family income, financial assets, food programs, health insurance, housing costs, households, immigrants, income, jobs, occupational mobility, migrants, minorities, poverty, public assistance programs, school age children, social services, socioeconomic status, states (USA)

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1976

Date of Collection:   

  • 1976-04--1976-07

Universe:    All occupied housing units, most vacant units, and group quarters such as rooming houses, communes, military installations, religious group quarters, college dormitories, and agricultural workers' quarters.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    The sample consisted of 51 state samples in almost 1,000 sampling areas.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-28



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