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Explorations in Equality of Opportunity, 1955-1970 [United States]

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Title:Explorations in Equality of Opportunity, 1955-1970 [United States]
Study Number:147
Catalog Date:05/14/1998
Primary Investigator(s):Eckland, Bruce K.
Source:IRSS
Access Restrictions:No
Abstract:This study was designed to explore the determinants and long-range consequences of individual mobility in the United States 2,077 students who participated in a 1955 Educational Testing Service (ETS) survey as sophomores in 42 public high schools across the nation were recontacted in 1970. The mailed questionnaires included items concerning high school and college experience, work histories, and family life as well as a wide range of questions on attitude and esteem. Women were asked additional questions concerning contraception, pregnancy, family size, and attitudes toward women's roles and work. The data are available in card-image format. There are 2,077 cases and 30 cards per case. Documentation is available on microfiche cards and contains column locations, code descriptions, questionnaires and frequencies. 962a = Class III
Universe:Students who participated in a 1955 Educational Testing Service survey as sophomores in 42 public high schools across the U.S.

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