Detroit Area Study, 1988: Perspectives on the Care of the Elderly (ICPSR 6411)

Published: Oct 12, 1995

Principal Investigator(s):
William C. Birdsall


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The 1988 Detroit Area Study addressed attitudes toward issues such as retirement age, Social Security, funding for the care of the elderly, perceptions of the elderly, and personal experiences with care of the elderly. Respondents were also asked about their views regarding government spending on elderly assistance, health care, welfare, and job programs. Demographic characteristics of respondents include employment status, years of residency in the Detroit area, education, religion, age, sex, race, and income.

Birdsall, William C. Detroit Area Study, 1988:  Perspectives on the Care of the Elderly. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1995-10-12.

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The statistically random sample was drawn from households in the city of Detroit and the surrounding counties.

Adults 21 years and older in the Michigan counties of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb.

personal interviews

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