Dynamics of Population Aging in Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Countries, Census Microdata Samples: Czech Republic, 1991 (ICPSR 6857)

Principal Investigator(s): United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Population Activities Unit


The main objectives of this data collection effort were to assemble a set of cross-nationally comparable microdata samples for Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) countries based on the 1990 national population and housing censuses in countries of Europe and North America, and to use these samples to study the social and economic conditions of older persons. The samples are designed to allow research on a wide range of issues related to aging, as well as on other social phenomena. Included in the Czech Republic dataset are questions on the type and characteristics of buildings/dwellings, available utility systems, and demographic information such as age, sex, marital status, number of children, education, income, religion, and occupation. Also included are questions concerning the presence of household amenities such as telephones, toilets, automobiles, baths/showers, washers, and television sets.

Series: Status of Older Persons in Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Countries, Census Microdata Samples Series

Access Notes

  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.


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Study Description


United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Population Activities Unit. Dynamics of Population Aging in Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Countries, Census Microdata Samples: Czech Republic, 1991. ICPSR06857-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997-03-07. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06857.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06857.v2

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This study was funded by:

  • United Nations Population Fund
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    aging, demographic characteristics, housing, living conditions, older adults

Geographic Coverage:    Czech Republic, Global

Time Period:   

  • 1991

Date of Collection:   

  • 1991

Universe:    All persons and housing units in the Czech Republic.

Data Type(s):    census/enumeration data

Data Collection Notes:

In addition to the SAS data file provided by the principal investigator, ICPSR is distributing an ASCII data file extracted from the SAS file. Analysis of the ASCII file may be facilitated by dividing it.

Erroneously coded missing values on age have been corrected, resulting in 1,650 households being dropped from the sample. The principal investigator has provided a corrected version of the data, in one file instead of four, a revised codebook, descriptive statistics, and SAS and SPSS data definition statements.


Sample:    Individual-based sample of 1,029,471 persons with progressive oversampling with age, while retaining information on all persons co-residing in the sampled person's dwelling unit (N = 1,574,936).

Data Source:

personal interviews

Restrictions: (1) The data are part of a set of microdata census samples assembled by the Population Activities Unit, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, with financial assistance from the United Nations Population Fund and the United States National Institute on Aging. The arrangements governing the release of data from this project stipulate that they should be used solely for social and behavioral science research. Also, the data and other materials are to be used solely for statistical analysis and reporting of aggregated information, and not for the investigation of specific individuals or organizations. Users should also understand that attempts to disseminate copies of the data, in whole or in part, or to identify individual respondents may be subject to prosecution under applicable laws. In addition, users of these data agree to send a copy of any publications based on the data to: Population Activities Unit, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Palais des Nations, CH-1211, Geneve 10, Switzerland. (2) Users should note that this is a pre-release version of the data. The investigators therefore request that users who encounter any problems with the dataset contact them at the above address.


Original ICPSR Release:   1999-05-03

Version History:

  • 2013-09-27 This study was previously distributed on CD-ROM only. The contents of the CD-ROM are now available for public download from ICPSR as a zipped package.
  • 2008-09-24 The confidentiality agreement is now available as a downloadable PDF document.

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