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National Survey of Black Americans, 1979-1980

PSC Data Catalog: Study Bibliographic Details:

Access to Files:Data and Documentation
Title:National Survey of Black Americans, 1979-1980
Study Number:337
Catalog Date:02/21/2002
Primary Investigator(s):United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Source:ICPSR
Access Restrictions:No
Abstract:The purpose of this data collection is to provide an appropriate theoretical and empirical approach to concepts, measures, and methods in the study of Black Americans. The questionnaire was developed over two years, with input from social scientists, students, and a national advisory panel of Black scholars. The final instrument encompasses several broad areas related to Black American life. The study explores neighborhood-community integration, services, crime and community contact, the role of religion and the church, physical and mental health, and self-esteem. It also examines employment, the effects of chronic unemployment, the effects of race on the job, and interaction with family and friends. In addition, the survey provides information on racial attitudes, race identity, group stereotypes, and race ideology. Demographic variables include education, income, occupation, and political behavior and affiliation.
Universe:Black United States citizens 18 years of age or older.

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