Online Data Archive

Wisconsin Basic Needs Study, 1981-1982
Online Documentation

Although the data have been merged into one file, the codebooks are in three parts. Each codebook begins with VAR0001. Users must calculate for themselves the location of each variable based on word size (10 characters) and variable position on the record. In December of 2000, DPLS staff converted the documentation files from gif to pdf format for easy browsing.

  1. Wave 1 codebook Personal Interview (PDF, 2035K)
  2. Waves 2-4 codebook The three telephone interviews are identical thus the variables are only listed once. (PDF, 1119K)
  3. Wave 5 codebook Final Interview (PDF, 1022K)