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The Resource Growth of American Families, 1955, Ronald Freedman, Arthur A. Campbell, Pascal K. Whelpton, (electronic resource)

Growth of American Families, 1955, Ronald Freedman, Arthur A. Campbell, Pascal K. Whelpton, (electronic resource)

Label
Growth of American Families, 1955
Title
Growth of American Families, 1955
Statement of responsibility
Ronald Freedman, Arthur A. Campbell, Pascal K. Whelpton
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The 1955 Growth of American Families survey was the first in a series of surveys (later becoming the National Fertility Survey) that measured women's attitudes on various topics related to fertility and family planning. The sample was composed of 2,713 married women aged 18-39 living in the United States. The survey included the following main subjects: residence history, marital history, education, income, occupation and employment, religiosity, family background, attitude toward contraception, contraception use, pregnancies and births, fecundity, opinions on childbearing and rearing, and fertility expectations. Respondents were asked questions pertaining to their residence history, including if they owned or rented their home, and if they lived on a farm. A series of questions also dealt with the respondents' marital history, including when they first married and the month and year of subsequent marriages. Respondents were also asked to describe the level of education they had attained and that of their husbands. Respondents were also asked to give information with respect to income, both individual and household, and if their financial situation was better now compared to five years ago. Respondents were queried on their occupation, specifically on what exactly they did and in what kind of business. Similar questions were asked about their husbands' occupations. Also, they were asked what their reasons were for working. The survey sought information about the respondents' religious affiliation and with what frequency they attended church. Respondents were asked how many brothers and sisters they had as well as their attitude about the number of siblings in their household. Also included was a series of questions regarding the respondents' attitudes toward family planning. Respondents were asked if they and their husband thought it was acceptable for couples to use ... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR20000
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Additional physical form
Also available as downloadable files.
Cataloging source
ICPSR
Characteristic
numeric data
Funding information
Rockefeller Foundation.
Geographic coverage
United States.
Government publication
unknown if item is government publication
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1917-2007
  • 1893-1964
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Freedman, Ronald
  • Campbell, Arthur A
  • Whelpton, Pascal K.
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
Series statement
  • ICPSR
  • Growth of American Families Series
Series volume
  • 20000
  • 20000
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Harmonized Fertility Surveys
  • Abortion
  • Attitudes
  • Birth control
  • Childbirth
  • Contraception
  • Education
  • Family planning
  • Family size
  • Fertility
  • Income
  • Marriage
  • Population
  • Population growth
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy history
  • Religious beliefs
  • Reproductive history
  • Sexual behavior
Target audience
specialized
Label
Growth of American Families, 1955, Ronald Freedman, Arthur A. Campbell, Pascal K. Whelpton, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2009-04-22
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
mixed
Contents
Part 1: Growth of American Families, 1955
Control code
MIU01000000000000007093461
Dimensions
unknown
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
  • (OCoLC)ocn436447771
  • (OCoLC)436447771
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR20000
  • (OCoLC)ocn436447771
  • (OCoLC)436447771
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR20000
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Type of computer file
1 dataset.
Label
Growth of American Families, 1955, Ronald Freedman, Arthur A. Campbell, Pascal K. Whelpton, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2009-04-22
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
mixed
Contents
Part 1: Growth of American Families, 1955
Control code
MIU01000000000000007093461
Dimensions
unknown
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
  • (OCoLC)ocn436447771
  • (OCoLC)436447771
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR20000
  • (OCoLC)ocn436447771
  • (OCoLC)436447771
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR20000
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Type of computer file
1 dataset.

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