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Mexican Origin People in the United States: Austin (Texas) Pilot Survey, 1978-1979 (ICPSR 7965)

Principal Investigator(s): National Institute of Mental Health/University of Texas at Austin


This study was conducted for the purpose of testing and improving field procedures prior to beginning the Chicano Survey of 1979. It was jointly funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the University of Texas at Austin. Interviews were conducted in Travis County, Texas, from November 1978 to February 1979. The final sample size was 70 respondents. There are 569 variables concerned with family structure, education, ethnicity, employment, income, language spoken, and attitudes toward language as well as interviewer observations. This collection was made available to ICPSR by the National Chicano Research Network, which was located at the Survey Research Center of the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan.

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Study Description


National Institute of Mental Health/University of Texas at Austin. Mexican Origin People in the United States: Austin (Texas) Pilot Survey, 1978-1979. ICPSR07965-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1982. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07965.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07965.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Mental Health

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    bilingual education, bilingualism, educational background, ethnic groups, ethnicity, family history, family relationships, Hispanic or Latino Americans, immigrants, income, job history, Mexican Americans, minority affairs, native language, political affiliation, political attitudes, public opinion, social adjustment, social attitudes

Geographic Coverage:    Austin, Texas, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1978--1979

Date of Collection:   

  • 1978-11--1979-02

Universe:    Persons living in Travis county in Texas.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-03-18



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