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Mexican Origin People in the United States: 1979 Chicano Survey

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Title:Mexican Origin People in the United States: 1979 Chicano Survey
Study Number:47
Catalog Date:02/02/2001
Primary Investigator(s):Arce, Carlos H.
Source:ICPSR
Access Restrictions:No
Abstract:The 1979 Chicano Survey, conducted by the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, was a household survey of persons of Mexican descent living in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, and Chicago, Illinois. The purpose of the survey was to compile a statistically representative and comprehensive body of empirical information about the social, economic, and psychological status of Chicanos. Interviews were conducted in Spanish or English, depending upon the respondent's preference. Major topics covered were mental and physical health and use of health services, family background and composition, customary practices and values, language use and attitudes, employment history, social identity, group consciousness, and political opinions and participation.
Universe:All heads of households or spouses of heads of households of Mexican descent, residing in housing units in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, and Chicago, Illinois.

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