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Title: Quality of Employment Survey, 1973-1977: Panel      
dateReleased:
04-08-2015
downloadURL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07696.v1
ID:
doi:10.3886/ICPSR07696.v1
description:
This study contains data on the working conditions of 1,455 workers aged 16 and older who were working for pay for 20 or more hours per week in the United States in the period 1973-1977. This survey is a panel study version of the cross-section study, QUALITY OF EMPLOYMENT SURVEY, 1977: CROSS-SECTION (ICPSR 7689). The surveys were undertaken by the investigators to provide an overview of working conditions in the American labor force. The aims of these surveys and many of the questions that were asked were comparable to those of the related collections, SURVEY OF WORKING CONDITIONS, 1969-1970 (ICPSR 3507), and QUALITY OF EMPLOYMENT SURVEY, 1972-1973 (ICPSR 3510). The major measures used in each of the four surveys were the frequency and severity of labor standards problems, the quality of employment indicators that were shown to be predictors of job satisfaction, the job satisfaction indices themselves, and the ratings of important job facets. Respondents were asked questions about many facets of their job situations and other areas of their lives that might be affected by their jobs in order to assess the impact of work on them. Questions included job tension, security, physical health, job satisfaction, and financial well-being. A series of questions regarding job expectations was also asked. Additional questions probed respondents' feelings about their overall contentment with their jobs and with life in general. Other variables probed respondents' feelings about their work culture, physical work environment, discrimination at work, job fringe benefits, and labor unions, as well as child care provisions, nature of time spent with children and spouse, use of leisure time, and electoral participation. Demographic variables provide information on age, sex, marital status, race, place of birth, education, and income.
description:
Quinn, Robert P.; Staines, Graham, 2015, "Quality of Employment Survey, 1973-1977: Panel", http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07696.v1
name:
Quinn, Robert P.
Staines, Graham
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997