ERIC Number: ED313416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: N/A
1970 Census Fourth Count (Population) School District Data Tapes [machine-readable data file].
National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
The Fourth Count (population) School District Data Tapes (SDDTs), derived from the 1970 Census, are presented. Because school districts are not generally coterminous with area organizations used by the 1970 Census, school administrators could not apply the Census data directly. To alleviate this problem, the data tapes, which are a recompilation of the 1970 data, provide data tables for each school district in the country with 300 or more students. The tapes contain half of the data tables contained in the original census tapes, including all tables requested by several dozen educational planners consulted in the design phases of the tape development effort. There are 3,494 school district records in the data tapes, for an average of 2.5 school district records per high school. The SDDTs match, as closely as possible, the format of the Fourth Count (Population) Summary Tapes supplied by the Census Bureau. Data breakdowns include age, sex, Negro population, Spanish origin, mother tongue, place of birth, residence and housing arrangements, employment and occupational status, marital status, and economic status. An extract of these data tapes has also been prepared to supplement the main data files of the National Longitudinal Study (NLS) of the High School Class of 1972. The extract includes only those school districts that contained one or more high schools in the 1972 NLS sample. TYPE OF SURVEY: Census; National Survey. POPULATION: High School Districts. SAMPLE: High School Districts (1,318). FREQUENCY: Decennial. YEAR OF LATEST DATA: 1970. (TJH)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Databases, Demography, Educational Planning, Graduate Surveys, High School Students, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Housing, Longitudinal Studies, Marital Status, Occupational Surveys, Online Systems, School Districts, Sex Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Statistical Data
Center for Education Statistics, Elementary and Secondary Studies, 555 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20208. Telephone: (202) 357-6614.
Publication Type: Machine-Readable Data Files
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972