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World Fertility Survey

WFS Data

Turkey, 1978 (WFS)

The following description of this survey appeared in the 1991 edition of Dynamic Database: A Catalogue of Survey Data Files, Voorburg: International Statistical Institute.

Basic Information

  • Name of survey: Turkish Fertility Survey
  • Executive agency: Institute of Population Studies, Hacettepe University
  • Date of fieldwork: 1978
  • Universe: Ever-married women, -49
  • Coverage: National, 100%
  • Size: 4431
  • Weights: Self-weighting
  • Contents: WFS Core Mark 1 + fertility regulation and family planning module
  • Supplementary surveys: Household members (n = 27,056, self-weighting); Re-interview (n = 650)

Additional Information

In addition to standard items on age, sex, residence, relationship, education and marital status, place of birth of each household member was ascertained in the household survey. A considerable amount of economic data was collected in the individual survey. Women with children aged less than 14 were questioned in detail about child care arrangements (actual or hypothetical). Their interest in finding work (if not currently working) was ascertained, together with the husband's attitude. Expected sources of support in old age (income, pension, relatives, children etc.) were asked. Duration of residence in current location and details of previous place of residence are recorded.

In addition to the family planning module, attitudes towards male and female sterilization were recorded.

As part of a wider Response Errors project, a re-interview survey was conducted on a subsample of respondents. The DDB does not hold the file for this survey.

Release Conditions

Data may be used for academic research, provided that credit is given in any publication resulting from the research to the agency that conducted the survey and that two copies of any publication are sent to:

  Dr. Ergul Tunçbilek
Director
Institute of Population Studies
Hacettepe University
Ankara
Turkey

Public Use Files

Available files include the individual standard recode data and dictionary, in the original WFS format. In addition, the individual standard recode data and dictionary dictionary are available in ISSA format. The table below lists the file names and descriptions.

File Description File Type
trhm01.dat Household member data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
trhm01.dct Codebook for household member data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
trread.me Conditions of release for the original WFS format data Ascii text file
trsr01.dat Individual standard recode data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
trsr01.dct Codebook for individual standard recode data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
trreadh.me Conditions of release for the ISSA format data Ascii text file
trsr01h.dat Individual standard recode data. ISSA format Ascii text file
trsr01h.dic Standard ISSA dictionary for ISSA format data (ISSA program is required to use this file) Binary file (requires ISSA program to use this file)
trsr01h.map Codebook file for the standard recode data. ISSA format Ascii text file

Key References

1. Hacettepe Institute of Population Studies, Turkish Fertility Survey 1978: First Report, Ankara, 1980.

2. Üner, S., Evaluation of the Turkish Fertility Survey 1978, WFS Scientific Reports no 43, 1983.

3. Aksungar, T., A Study on the Response Reliability of the Turkish Fertility Survey (in Turkish), Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medical Science, 1981.


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