ERIC Number: ED313426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Census of Population and Housing, 1980. School District Equivalency Files: MARF 3 [and] MARF 4.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
This document is the user's manual for utilizing the data files containing the 1980 Census of Population and Housing School District Equivalency Files, Master Reference Files (MARF) 3 and 4. These equivalency files were created by the Bureau of the Census using school district boundary maps, and they pertain to all persons and housing units in the United States. MARF 3 contains geographic items from census Summary Tape Files (STF) 1A and 3A as well as total population and housing counts. MARF 4 contains geographic items from census STFs 1B and 3B and total population and housing unit counts. These equivalency or geographic cross-reference files allow the user to prepare additional data summaries relevant to school districts and to relate administrative record summaries with census geographic data. This user's manual contains an introduction to the data, a discussion of suppression of data, the data dictionary and instructions concerning its use, an overview of the 1980 Census Summary Tape Program, technical information, a glossary, and an addendum on school districts split by Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.