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Three Generations Combined, 1965-1997 (ICPSR 4532)

Principal Investigator(s): Elliot, Patrick, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


This dataset combines three existing datasets: STUDENT-PARENT SOCIALIZATION STUDY, 1965 (ICPSR 7286), YOUTH-PARENT SOCIALIZATION PANEL STUDY, 1965-1997: FOUR WAVES COMBINED (ICPSR 4037), and STUDY OF POLITICAL SOCIALIZATION: PARENT-CHILD PAIRS BASED ON SURVEY OF YOUTH PANEL AND THEIR OFFSPRING, 1997 (ICPSR 4024). It is designed for the multi-generational study of the grandparents, parents, and children in American families. The grandparents and parents were originally interviewed in 1965 as a nationally-representative sample, and the parents were interviewed again in 1973, 1982, and 1997. In addition, the children of these parents were interviewed in 1997. Each child's 1997 data has been merged with their parent's data and their corresponding grandparent's data. Since two, one, or zero grandparents were interviewed for each parent in 1965, there may be one or two entries per child.

Series: Youth Studies Series

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Study Description


Elliot, Patrick. THREE GENERATIONS COMBINED, 1965-1997. ICPSR04532-v1. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina [producer], 2006. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-03-23. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04532.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04532.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    adolescents, family life, family relations, high school students, high schools, life events, parent child relationship, parental attitudes, parental influence, parents, peer groups, personality, political attitudes, political behavior, political change, political participation, political partisanship, political socialization, public policy, social attitudes, social behavior, social protest, social studies, student attitudes, trends, trust in government

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1965--1997

Date of Collection:   

  • 2006

Unit of Observation:    individual

Data Collection Notes:

The data and documentation are being released by ICPSR as they were received from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material.


Sample:    inap.

Weight:    Please review the Weighting Information listed in the documentation in the ICPSR codebook for this study.


Original ICPSR Release:   2007-03-23

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