Comparative Project in Class Analysis: United States and Russia, 1990-1992 (ICPSR 6665)

Published: Jan 12, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
Michael Hout; Unknown; Martin Sanchez-Jankowski

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This survey was conducted in the United States, Russia, and the Komi Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in the northwest Russian Federation in Europe to assess class structure, employment history, class consciousness, workplace authority, and political attitudes with respect to these three geographical locations. The datasets can be linked to measure differences and similarities among respondents. Variables include housing, employment status, promotion and pay, size of employer, when the respondent's job began, who decided on working arrangements (days off, pace, new tasks), self-employment, participation in policy decisions (such as production and budgeting), satisfaction with job, education, and training. In addition, respondents were queried about their age and family situation, parents' employment and education, geographical origin, race, ethnicity, gender, and work history. Other topics addressed include income and secondary employment, work regulation, opinions on government control versus privatization of areas such as mail delivery, railroads, banks, and hospitals, social class, participation in demonstrations, and views on the economy and politics.

Hout, Michael, Unknown, and Sanchez-Jankowski, Martin. Comparative Project in Class Analysis: United States and Russia, 1990-1992. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-12.

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John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Spencer Foundation

United States: A modified random-digit dialing design. Komi: A random sample from a list of eligible persons. Russia: A clustered sample in which Primary Sampling Units were drawn in proportion to their population and individuals were drawn at random from lists for the selected municipalities, communes, and rural areas.

Adults who spoke the prevailing language in the United States, Russia, and Komi. The geographic regions defined by this study are the following: For the United States, the data refer to the 48 contiguous states. For Russia, the data refer to the Russian Federation west of the Ural Mountains.

United States: telephone surveys, Komi and Russia: personal interviews

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