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Public Policy and Socio-Economic Data for Large Cities in the United States, 1960 (ICPSR 65)

Principal Investigator(s): Turk, Herman


This data collection provides information on municipal expenditures, revenues, and characteristics of government and of the population for all incorporated cities of over 100,000 population in the United States in 1960. Variables also provide selected information on the 1960 presidential election, as well as information on employment, voluntary associations, income, and education.

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Study Description


Turk, Herman. PUBLIC POLICY AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC DATA FOR LARGE CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES, 1960. Compiled by Herman Turk, University of Southern California. ICPSR00065-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1998. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00065.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00065.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    cities, economic indicators, government expenditures, local government, municipal expenditures, municipalities, public policy, urban areas, urban population

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1960

Universe:    All incorporated cities in the United States with more than 100,000 inhabitants in 1960.

Data Type(s):    administrative records data, and census data

Data Collection Notes:

The data map is provided as an ASCII text file, and the codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


Data Source:

United States government departmental publications, United States 1960 Census publications, journal articles, published books, and newspaper reports


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-03



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