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.
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
Institute of Population Studies
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.
Codebook file for the standard recode data. ISSA format
Ascii text file
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,
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