Americans' Changing Lives [electronic resource] : Waves I and II, 1986 and 1989 / James S. House

Ann Arbor, Mich. : Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1995.
1 online resource.
ICPSR version
ICPSR (Series) ; 6438.
ICPSR 6438

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Social indicators -- United States -- Longitudinal studies.
Lifestyles -- United States -- Longitudinal studies.
Interpersonal relations -- United States -- Longitudinal studies.
Middle age -- United States -- Longitudinal studies.
Social surveys -- United States.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980 -- -Longitudinal studies.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
This study is part of a larger research program designed to investigate (1) the ways in which a wide range of activities and social relationships that people engage in are broadly ''productive,'' (2) how individuals adapt to acute life events and chronic stresses that threaten the maintenance of health, effective functioning, and productive activity, and (3) sociocultural variations in the nature, meaning, determinants, and consequences of productive activity and relationships. Focusing especially on differences between Black and white Americans in middle and late life, these data constitute both the first and second waves in a national longitudinal panel survey covering a wide range of sociological, psychological, mental, and physical health items. Among the topics covered are interpersonal relationships (spouse/partner, children, parents, friends), sources and levels of satisfaction, social interactions and leisure activities, traumatic life events (physical assault, serious illness, divorce, death of a loved one, financial or legal problems), perceptions of retirement, health behaviors (smoking, alcohol consumption, overweight, rest), and utilization of health care (doctor visits, hospitalization, nursing home institutionalization, bed days). Also included are measures of physical health, psychological well-being, and indices referring to cognitive functioning. Background information provided for individuals includes household composition, number of children and grandchildren, employment status, occupation and work history, income, family financial situation, religious beliefs and practices, ethnicity, race, education, sex, and region of residence.... Cf.:
Part 1: Data File; Part 2: SAS Data Definition Statements; Part 3: Data Collection Instrument for Wave I (PDF); Part 4: Codebook (PDF); Part 5: Data Collection Instrument for Wave II (PDF)
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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.
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