Contributors: Tomlinson, Thomas, De Vries, Raymond G.
... The National Survey of the Public's Moral Concerns about Biobank Research was designed to explore the effect of "Non-Welfare Interests" (NWIs) on the public's willingness to donate to a biobank. NWIs refer to the moral, religious, or cultural concerns that potential donors may have with how their donated bio-specimens could be used. Respondents were presented with 7 NWI research scenarios and were then asked whether they would be willing to provide blanket (or broad) consent knowing such research might be conducted. The survey also asked about respondents' preferences for 5 biobank consent policies, ranging from blanket (or broad) consent to real-time specific (or study-by-study) consent. A variety of additional sociodemographic and attitudinal data were collected, including responses to the Research Attitudes Questionnaire (RAQ)--a measure of trust in medical research. Additional demographic information collected includes religion, political affiliation, age, education, race, gender, household composition, income, marital status, region, and employment status.
Contributors: Bresnahan, Timothy F., Raff, Daniel M. G.
... The United States Census Bureau has conducted surveys of manufacturing activity since 1810 with fluctuating frequency. Between 1919 and 1939 the Census of Manufactures (CM) was conducted biennially. This data collection consists of individual-plant data from the Census of Manufactures for 1929, 1931, 1933, and 1935, the only years in this span for which original returns are available. The records of the Sugar Refining Industry have been coded to produce an electronic dataset to provide the basis for microeconomic evidence for the study of the Great Depression. The dataset contains observations on sugar refining operations, plants (e.g. name, location, etc.), products made, operation and working hours, employment, wages and salaries, and operating costs.
The Great Smoky Mountains Study (GSMS): Alcohol, Cannabis, Depression Disorders, North Carolina, 1992-2003
Contributors: Costello, E. Jane
... The Great Smoky Mountain Study (GSMS) is a longitudinal epidemiological study of 1,420 children begun in 1992 in 11 rural counties in western North Carolina. Originally, the study had three aims: 1) to estimate the prevalence of common psychiatric disorders; 2) to study their development over time; and 3) to determine the level of mental health service use. The study expanded over time to include correlates and predictors of substance abuse and psychiatric problems. The study continued for over 20 years, with the original participants assessed up to 11 times from ages 9 to 30 (over 11,000 assessments total). This collection includes data from study modules related to alcohol, cannabis, and depressive disorders in addition to core data on participants. This core data includes demographic variables related to age, sex, socioeconomic status, and race.
Contributors: United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
... From 2011 to 2013, a total of 664 state and local law enforcement academies provided basic training to entry-level officer recruits in the United States. During this period, more than 135,000 recruits (45,000 per year) entered a basic training program, and 86 percent completed the program successfully. This completion rate was the same as was observed for the 57,000 recruits who entered training programs in 2005. This data collection describes basic training programs for new recruits based on their content, instructors, and teaching methods. It also describes the recruits' demographics, completion rates, and reasons for failure. The data describing recruits cover those entering basic training programs from 2011 to 2013. The data describing academies are based on 2013, the latest year referenced in the survey. Like prior BJS studies conducted in 2002 and 2006, the 2013 CLETA collected data from all state and local academies that provided basic law enforcement training. Academies that provided only in-service, corrections and detention, or other specialized training were excluded. Federal training academies were also excluded. Any on-the-job training received by recruits subsequent to their academy training is not covered.
Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data: County-Level Detailed Arrest and Offense Data, United States, 2016
Contributors: United States Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation
... This data collection contains county-level counts of arrests and offenses for Part I offenses (murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, auto theft, and arson) and counts of arrests for Part II offenses (forgery, fraud, embezzlement, vandalism, weapons violations, sex offenses, drug and alcohol abuse violations, gambling, vagrancy, curfew violations, and runaways).
Contributors: Trinitapoli, Jenny Ann, Yeatman, Sara
... The Tsogolo La Thanzi (TLT): Migration Autopsy collection contains data collected as part of the Tsogolo la Thanzi (TLT) Study. TLT is a longitudinal study in Balaka, Malawi designed to examine how young people navigate reproduction in an AIDS epidemic. Tsogolo la Thanzi means "Healthy Futures" in Chichewa, Malawi's most widely spoken language. New data is being collected to develop better understandings of the reproductive goals and behavior of young adults in Malawi -- the first cohort to never have experienced life without AIDS. To understand these patterns of family formation in a rapidly changing setting, TLT used the following approach: an intensive longitudinal design where respondents are interviewed every fourth months at TLT's centralized research center. The Migration Autopsy collection contains many TLT respondents whom moved away during the study period. In order to both carefully track attrition and gather valuable information about migration, TLT performed a migration autopsy on study participants who migrated from the study area during the course of the 8-wave observation period. Data collection began in April of 2009 and was completed in December of 2012. To assess changes on a longer time-horizon, a follow-up survey we refer to as Tsogolo la Thanzi 2 (TLT-2) was fielded between June and August of 2016.
Contributors: Bresnahan, Timothy F., Raff, Daniel M. G.
... The United States Census Bureau has conducted surveys of manufacturing activity since 1810 with fluctuating frequency. Between 1919 and 1939 the Census of Manufactures (CM) was conducted biennially. This data collection consists of individual-plant data from the Census of Manufactures for 1929, 1931, 1933, and 1935, the only years in this span for which original returns are available. The records of the Blast Furnace Industry have been coded to produce an electronic dataset to provide the basis for microeconomic evidence for the study of the Great Depression. The dataset contains observations on blast furnace operations, steel plants (e.g. name, location, etc.), productivity, output, operation and working hours, employment, wages, operating costs and amount of materials used, machinery, and the effects of The Great Depression.
Contributors: Prasad, Monica
... These data were used in the preparation of the book "Starving the Beast" by author, and Principal Investigator, Monica Prasad. The book is a history of the 1981 Economic Recovery Tax Act. The files include historical data on economics and politics in the Unites States and other advanced industrial countries, as well as full Stata files for all statistical calculations in the book.
Contributors: Cohen, Cathy J., Kahne, Joseph
... The Youth Participatory Politics Survey Project (YPPSP) includes questions that examined the quantity, quality, and equality of youth new media practices; as well as political and civic attitudes, behavior, and engagement (collectively referred to as "participatory politics"). The study was conducted in three waves between 2011 and 2015, and this dataset includes respondents who completed both second and third waves (2013 and 2015, respectively). A total of 1,033 respondents, who were between the ages of 15 and 27 in 2013, completed both waves. The wave 2 survey collected data from 2,343 respondents ages 15-27. The survey was administered from July 2013 to November 2013 and June 2015 to November 2015 by the survey vendor Growth from Knowledge (GfK) Group. The 2013 survey was administered online and by telephone, and the 2015 survey was administered online. The survey included oversamples of African Americans, Asian Americans, and Latino respondents. The survey asked questions about political and civic attitudes, media practices, community involvement, political engagement, news sources, and social influences. Demographic variables include age, race, education, income, and gender.
Contributors: United States. Bureau of the Census, United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics
... This data collection is comprised of responses from two sets of survey questionnaires, the basic Current Population Survey (CPS) and a survey on the topic of Contingent Employment in the United States, which was administered as a supplement to the February 2017 CPS. In addition to administering the basic CPS, interviewers asked the supplementary questions in three-fourths of the sample households. The CPS, administered monthly, is a labor force survey providing current estimates of the economic status and activities of the population of the United States, for the week prior to the survey. Specifically, the CPS provides estimates of total employment (both farm and nonfarm), nonfarm self- employed persons, domestics, and unpaid helpers in nonfarm family enterprises, wage and salaried employees, and estimates of total unemployment. The Contingent Work Supplement questions were asked of all applicable persons age 16 years and older. The supplement data is comprised of information on contingent or temporary work that a person did without expecting continuing employment from the particular employer they happened to be working for. Also included is information about each worker's expectation of continuing employment, satisfaction with their current employment arrangement, current job history, transition into the current employment arrangement, search for other employment, employee benefits, and earnings. The supplement questions were not asked of unpaid family workers and persons not looking for work (this includes persons not in the labor force and unemployed persons on layoff who are not looking for work). Demographic variables include age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, marital status, veteran status, educational attainment, occupation, and income.