Panel Study of Voluntary Associations in Ten Towns in Nebraska, 1983-1989 (ICPSR 9829)

Published: Oct 1, 1996

Principal Investigator(s):
Miller J. McPherson

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This longitudinal panel study of voluntary associations consists of two waves of data collected in 1983 and 1989 for the purpose of examining physical and demographic characteristics of members of 314 voluntary association groups. These individuals were selected from a multistage probability sample of voluntary associations in ten towns in the state of Nebraska. The groups represented include fraternal and sororal organizations. Data collected from individual members were aggregated, making organizations the unit of analysis. Information provided on organizations includes the organization code, town that the organization is in, mean age of its members, attendance, and membership duration. Demographic variables cover age, education, and sex.

McPherson, Miller J. Panel Study of Voluntary Associations in Ten Towns in Nebraska, 1983-1989  . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1996-10-01.

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National Science Foundation (SBR 9308326)

1983 -- 1989

Three-stage sample beginning with a probability sample of individuals. Leaders of groups uncovered in the first stage were contacted in stage 2. Then a probability sample of the groups was canvassed at a regular meeting, producing data on members attending the meeting.

Voluntary associations in ten Nebraska towns in the Great Plains area.

personal interviews, and self-enumerated questionnaires

survey data




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