Three-Generation National Survey of Black American Families, 1979-1981 (ICPSR 9288)
Published: Jan 16, 1998 View help for published
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James S. (James Sidney) Jackson, University of Michigan. Institute for Social Research. Survey Research Center; M. Belinda Tucker, University of Michigan. Institute for Social Research. Survey Research Center
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This dataset was created by merging information collected from three questionnaires that form part of the NATIONAL SURVEY OF BLACK AMERICANS, 1979-1980 (ICPSR 8512) (NSBA). The three questionnaires were (1) the original cross-sectional survey questionnaire, (2) the reinterview questionnaire, and (3) the family members questionnaire. All three were administered from 1979-1981. The unit of analysis in this dataset is three generations of a family, or a "triad." Each unit or record has identical variables for the three individuals making up a triad (i.e., a grandparent, parent, and child). There are 510 triads in this dataset. The study explores feelings and attitudes across the three generations regarding neighborhood-community integration, services, crime and community contact, the role of religion and the church, physical and mental health, and self-esteem. Employment, the effects of chronic unemployment, the effects of race on the job, and interaction with family and friends are also examined. In addition, the survey provides information on racial attitudes, race identity, group stereotypes, and race ideology. Demographic variables include age, education, income, occupation, and political behavior and affiliation.
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National multistage probability sample. The sample is self-weighting. Every Black American household in the continental United States had an equal probability of being selected.
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Black United States citizens 18 years of age or older.
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personal interviews and self-enumerated questionnaires
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- Jackson, James S. (James Sidney), and M. Belinda Tucker. Three-Generation National Survey of Black American Families, 1979-1981. ICPSR09288-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09288.v2
1998-01-16 Several corrupted variables have been corrected in the data file, and variable formats in the SPSS export file have been corrected. Also, the SAS and SPSS data definition statements have been revised to match the changes to the data file.
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. Please see version history for more details.
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).