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The Resource Explorations in Equality of Opportunity, 1955-1970 [United States], Bruce K. Eckland, (electronic resource)

Explorations in Equality of Opportunity, 1955-1970 [United States], Bruce K. Eckland, (electronic resource)

Label
Explorations in Equality of Opportunity, 1955-1970 [United States]
Title
Explorations in Equality of Opportunity, 1955-1970 [United States]
Statement of responsibility
Bruce K. Eckland
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This data collection contains information gathered in a longitudinal survey of a national sample of adults who were high school sophomores in 1955 and who participated in a 1970 follow-up survey. The 1970 study was designed to explore the determinants and long-range consequences of individual mobility in the United States. In 1955, in 42 public high schools across the nation, 4,151 sophomores were given aptitude and career goals questionnaires by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). In 1970, the University of North Carolina's Institute for Research in Social Science (IRSS) attempted to contact the sample with mailback questionnaires. There were 2,077 usable responses. The sophomore sample approximated a representative national sample of its age cohort, with the following exceptions: (1) students attending predominantly non-white institutions were excluded, (2) private schools were excluded, (3) large-city schools tended to be under-represented, and (4) low-ability students and school dropouts tended to be under-represented. The mailed questionnaires included items concerning personal data and activities, high school and college experience (e.g., reasons for dropping out of high school, motivating factors for attending college, and number of high school friends who attended college), work experience (e.g., job history, hours worked, types of occupations, and work attitudes), family background and marriage (e.g., ethnicity, religion reared in, and highest level of education attained by immediate family members), and finances (e.g., financial obligations, income, and assets), as well as a wide range of questions on attitude and esteem (e.g., current feelings about hometown, present community, high school, and college). Women were asked additional questions concerning contraception, pregnancy, family size, and attitudes toward women's roles and work.... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07671
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Additional physical form
Also available as downloadable files.
Cataloging source
MiAaI
Characteristic
combination
Date time place
Start: 1955; and end: 1970
Funding information
United States Department of Health, Education, andWelfare. National Institute of Education, the National ScienceFoundation, and the National Institute of Child Health and HumanDevelopment.
Government publication
unknown if item is government publication
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
Series statement
ICPSR
Series volume
7671
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public opinion
  • Social mobility
  • Occupational mobility
  • United States
  • Aspirations
  • Attitudes
  • College activities
  • College graduates
  • Education
  • Educational opportunities
  • High school students
  • Schools
  • Employment
  • Family history
  • Family relationships
  • Gender roles
  • Job history
  • Motivation
  • Occupational mobility
  • Quality of life
  • Social attitudes
  • Social behavior
  • Social indicators
  • Social mobility
  • Work attitudes
  • Working conditions
  • United States
Target audience
specialized
Label
Explorations in Equality of Opportunity, 1955-1970 [United States], Bruce K. Eckland, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2004-10-30
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
mixed
Contents
Part 1: Data File
Control code
MIU01000000000000005045417
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
ICPSR version.
File format
multiple file formats
Governing access note
AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions
Level of compression
unknown
Note
MU: Records downloaded from ICPSR site on Dec. 8, 2009.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR07671
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR07671
System details
Mode of access: Internet
Type of computer file
1 data file + machine-readable documentation (PDF)
Label
Explorations in Equality of Opportunity, 1955-1970 [United States], Bruce K. Eckland, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2004-10-30
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
mixed
Contents
Part 1: Data File
Control code
MIU01000000000000005045417
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
ICPSR version.
File format
multiple file formats
Governing access note
AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions
Level of compression
unknown
Note
MU: Records downloaded from ICPSR site on Dec. 8, 2009.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR07671
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR07671
System details
Mode of access: Internet
Type of computer file
1 data file + machine-readable documentation (PDF)

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