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Interviews with Low-Income Mexican Women Household Heads in Urban Mexico, September 1992-March 1994 (ICPSR 6447)

Principal Investigator(s): Lawson, Victoria A.; Chalita, Patricia O.


This study explores the impact on the welfare of families of women's household headship in low-income Mexican urban neighborhoods. For this study, personal interviews were conducted with women in Guadalajara and Veracruz, Mexico. Respondents discussed many aspects of their daily lives, including how much they earned per week and what jobs they had held. In addition, they discussed their families, including their husbands and children, and their current housing situation. Other background information was collected on income, the number of years of education attained, political activity, and the health status of the respondents and their families.

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DS1:  Guadalajara Data - Download All Files (0.367 MB)
DS2:  Veracruz Data - Download All Files (0.069 MB)

Study Description


Lawson, Victoria A., and Patricia O. Chalita. Interviews with Low-Income Mexican Women Household Heads in Urban Mexico, September 1992-March 1994. ICPSR06447-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1995. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06447.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06447.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (SES-9205068)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    education, employment, families, health status, households, housing, income, low income groups, urban areas, women

Geographic Coverage:    Global, Guadalajara, Mexico, Veracruz

Time Period:   

  • 1992-09-01--1994-03-15

Date of Collection:   

  • 1992-09--1994-03

Universe:    Low-income women in Guadalajara and Veracruz.

Data Type(s):    text, survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data files in this study are in the form of interview text, provided in Spanish. There is no documentation for these data.


Sample:    Key informant.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1995-10-12


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