Status of Older Persons in Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Countries, Census Microdata Samples: Latvia, 1989 (ICPSR 2572)
Published: Sep 27, 2013
Status of Older Persons in Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Countries, Census Microdata Samples Series
The main objectives of this data collection effort were to assemble a set of cross-nationally comparable microdata samples 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. The Latvian dataset examined the type and size of dwelling units, amenities such as flush toilets, baths/showers, and kitchens, and the type of utility systems that were available. Also covered were the characteristics of the buildings within which these dwelling units were located. Demographic and socioeconomic information on household members includes age, sex, ethnic background, household size and composition, marital status, disabilities, fertility, mortality, education, religion, employment status, income, and occupation.
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
(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 beta version of the data. The investigators therefore request that users who encounter any problems with the dataset contact them at the above address.
Date of Collection
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.
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Individual-based sample of 791,485 persons both noninstitutionalized and institutionalized with progressive oversampling with age, while retaining information on all persons co-residing in the noninstitutionalized sampled persons' dwelling units (N = 752,060).
All persons and housing units in the Latvian 1989 Census.
Original Release Date
2008-09-24 The confidentiality agreement is now available as a downloadable PDF document.
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.
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.
- The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
This study is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), the aging program within ICPSR. NACDA is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Heath (NIH).