Blanche Van Leuven Browne papers: 1898-1981 (bulk 1907-1930)
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Administration [series]

Administration (1 linear foot, 1951-2004) includes correspondence, newspaper articles, photographs, and publications. The correspondence documents the daily administration of the program and negotiation for the continuation of the program. Of special note are letters from many former students written in 1974 about their experiences in the program. The newspaper articles are mainly publicity for the program, and discuss the purpose and findings of the projects. The photographs show students collecting and analyzing the survey data. Publications form half of this series. Some are published by DAS about the program, and others are publications by faculty and students using the data collected by the survey. Also of note are lists of survey topics by year and bibliographies of all the publications using DAS data. Publications are arranged alphabetically, by title.

 
Correspondence
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Administrative 1974-1995
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Future of DAS 1974-2000 (2 folders)
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Police Stop Student Researchers 1989
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Students Evaluate Their Experiences 1974
 
Newspaper Articles
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1981-1990
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1991-2002 (2 folders)
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History (2 folders)
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Press Releases 1952-1973
 
Photographs
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Students 1984
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Students (includes slides) 1986
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Students and Detroit buildings 1988
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Students and map of survey areas 1999
 
Publications
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Activities in Metropolitan Detroit by the University of Michigan (includes photographs of students) 1988
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Age and Environmentalism, by Paul Mohai and Ben Twight Social Science Quarterly 1987
 
Chronological Files
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The Detroit Area Study, Original Statement of Objectives 1951
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The Detroit Area Study: A Training and Research Laboratory in the Community 1953
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Publications of the Detroit Area Study 1954
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Major Subject Areas Covered in Previous Surveys of the Detroit Area Study 1952-1954, 1954
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The Detroit Area Study Progress Report 1952-1954, 1954
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The Detroit Area Study 1951-1955 by Harry Sharp (first printed bibliography), 1955 1951-1955
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A Progress Report on the University of Michigan's Detroit Area Study 1951-1956, 1956
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Bibliography of Available Materials Based on Data Collected by the Detroit Area Study from September 1952-June 1959, 1959
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A Progress Report on the University of Michigan's Detroit Area Study September 1951-December 1959, 1959
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Bibliography of Materials Based on Detroit Area Study Research September 1951-December 1960, 1960
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The Detroit Area Study: A Review of Some Recent Research, by Harry Sharp 1960
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The Detroit Area Study: A Progress Report to the Ford Foundation 1960
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Graduate Training Through the Detroit Area Study, by Harry Sharp, reprinted from the American Sociological Review 1961
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List of Detroit Area Study Student Analysis Reports 1952-1963, 1963
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The Detroit Area Study After Two Decades, by Howard Schuman 1969
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A Description and Bibliography of Materials Based on Detroit Area Study Research 1951-1969, 1969
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A Description and Bibliography of Materials Based on Detroit Area Study Research 1951-1976, 1976
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The Detroit Area Study After Twenty-Five Years, by Howard Schuman 1976
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Estimated Cost of the Detroit Area Study 1976
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Review of the Detroit Area Study Archives 1981
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Index to Questions Asked by the Detroit Area Study 1951-1975
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Summary of Respondent Characteristic and Response Rates 1953-1983, 1983
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Coding Reliability, Open Questions 1986
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Memo: Linking DAS to the Greater Detroit Community 1988
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Recent DAS Practice: A Memo to Prospective Investigators 1988
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A Record of Research Conducted by the Detroit Area Study 1951-1988, 1988
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On the Occasion of the Thirty-Seventh Detroit Area Study 1988
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Continued Racial Residential Segregation in Detroit 1993
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Detroit Area Study 1952-2001 Celebrating Fifty Years, 2002 1952-2002
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Detroit Area Study Conference 1980
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Detroit Area Study Listing Manual
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Detroit Area Study Survey Topics 1951-2004
 
D-R
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The Detroit Area Study; A Brief Current Status Report, by A. Hermalin 1988
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The Detroit Area Study, ISR Bulletin 1997-1998
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Differential Incentives: Beliefs About Practices, Perceptions of Equity, and Effects on Survey Participation, by Eleanor Singer, Robert Groves, and Amy Corning 1999
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Dreher's Simplex Street and House Number Guide of the City of Detroit and Suburban Areas edition 1960-1962
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Fifth Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of the Findings of the Detroit Area Study 1956
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I Am Not A Racist But ... Mapping White Racial Ideology in Post-Civil Rights Period 2001
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Public Concern and Elite Involvement in Environmental Issues, by Paul Mohai, Social Science Quarterly 1985
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Recent DAS Practice: A Memo to Prospective Investigators 1999
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Religion in Detroit 1958-1988
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Report To Respondents 1971-1977, 1981-1982, 1992-1995 (2 folders)
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Separate and Unequal, The Racial Divide: Strategies for Reducing Political and Economic Inequalities in the Detroit Area 1989
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A Social Profile of Detroit 1952-1956
 
S-Y
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Some Aspects of Nonresponse in a Metropolitan Sample Survey by Ernest B. Attah, unpublished report undated
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Statement of Professional Ethics, Survey Research Center 1980
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Study Fact Brochure: Detroit Area Study 1992
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Young White Adults: Did Racial Attitudes Change in the 1980s by Charlotte Steeh and Howard Schuman 1992
 
Proposals [series]

Proposals (1960-2004, 0.25 linear feet) contain descriptions of the project proposed for each year, written by members of the faculty. Proposals are arranged chronologically, and not every year of the study is present.

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Labor-and-Leisure Project and the plan for 1959-60 Detroit Area Study 1960
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Political Communication to the Union Worker: A Study of Primary and Secondary Group Influence in the Formation of Political Opinion 1961
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Factors Influencing Family Size 1962
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A Study of Family: School Relationships in Detroit 1963
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A Study of the Placement of Event in Time 1965
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The Structuring of Social Interaction in the Urban Community by Occupational Status, Ethnicity, and Kinship and its Impact on Selected Values, Attitudes, and Behavior 1966
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Citizens in Search of Justice 1967
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Careers in Detroit and Tokyo 1970
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Public Attitudes Toward Alternative Metropolitan Governmental Structures 1975
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Attitudes and Behavior, and Assessment of Responsibility and Punishment 1977
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Family Structure and Fertility: A Network Analysis of Behavior and Attitudes and Ethnic Effects 1978
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Crime and Crime Control in Detroit 1979
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Race, Class and Lifestage Differences in Male Family Roles and Family Relationships 1981
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The Stratification of Values: Social Inequality and Orientations to Children 1982
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The Public and the Welfare State: A Longitudinal Study 1983
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The Process of Mate Choice and Nuptuality in Detroit 1984
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Attributions of Intent and Judgments of Offense Seriousness 1986
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The Changing Role of Religion in American Society 1987
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Living Arrangements of the Frail Elderly 1988
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Political Participation 1989
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The Role of Race in the Siting of Hazardous Wastes 1990
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The Intersection of Personal and National History 1991
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Racial Division in the Detroit Area and the Causes of Racial Residential Segregation 1992
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Functional Health Status 1993
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The Role of Education in Sociological Explanation 1994
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Social Influences on Health: Stress, Racism and Health Protective Resources 1995
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Class, Race, and Space: Social Interaction in the City, and Survey Respondents' Reactions to Persuasion Attempts: Ethical Valuations and Behavioral Response 1996
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Social Change in Religion and Child-Rearing 1997
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Social Attitudes among Detroit Metropolitan Residents: An Exploration of White Racial Ideology in the Post-Civil Rights Era 1998
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Public Attitudes Toward End-of-Life Decisions 1999
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Impact of the 2000 Campaigns on Voters, 2000 2000
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Assessing the Quality of Community Life and The Role of Environmental Quality in Explaining Socioeconomic and Racial Differences in Health 2001
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Understanding the Root Causes of Environmental Concern Domestically and Internationally 2002
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Local Responses to the Rise of the Network Society: Work and Consumer Participation, Social Networks, Beliefs and Identities 2003
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Social, Economic and Racial Change in Metropolitan Detroit 2004
 
Questionnaires [series]

Questionnaires (1952-2003, 2.25 linear feet) form the bulk of the records. The series contains the questionnaire used for each study. Most are blank, though a few surveys are filled out for 1953, 1958, and 1973. The series also includes supplemental material on the survey, such as correspondence, reports to respondents, evaluations of the effectiveness and accuracy of the survey, and analysis of the data. Common research topics included community life in an urban environment, family, politics, and race relations. The materials are arranged in chronological order.

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A Study of Community Activities 1952 (2 folders)
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A Study of the Family 1953 (3 folders)
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A Community Study 1954 (2 folders)
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A Study of the Urban Family 1955 (2 folders)
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A Study of the Urban Community 1956 (2 folders)
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A Study of Political Participation 1957 (2 folders)
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A Study of Greater Detroit 1958 (2 folders)
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A Community Study of Greater Detroit 1959 (2 folders)
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Labor-Leisure Project 1960 (2 folders)
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A Study of Workers 1961 (2 folders)
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Family Growth in Detroit 1962
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Urban Families and Neighborhoods 1963
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A Study of Public Attitudes 1964 (2 folders)
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A Study of Urban Family Life 1965
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A Study of Attitudes and Relationships in the Detroit Area 1966 (2 folders)
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Problems of Detroit Area Citizens 1967 (2 folders)
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A Study of Experiences and Problems in Detroit 1968 (2 folders)
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White Attitudes and Actions on Urban Problems 1969 (2 folders)
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A Comparative Study of America and Japan 1970 (2 folders)
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Social Problems and Social Change in Detroit 1971 (2 folders)
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Survey of Work Organizations 1972 (2 folders)
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A Study of the Civil-Military Interface and the Applications of Laboratory Methodologies in a Survey Setting 1973 (2 folders)
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A Study of Women's Labor Force Participation (includes codebook) 1974 (3 folders)
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Community Life and Politics 1975
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Metropolitan and Neighborhood Problems 1976
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Comparison of Telephone and Personal Interview Modes 1977 (2 folders)
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A Study of the Family 1978 (2 folders)
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A Study of Metropolitan Issues 1979 (2 folders)
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Metropolitan Issues 1980
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A Study of the Family 1981 (2 folders)
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Child Rearing Values and Practices 1982 (2 folders)
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Attitudes and Experiences in Detroit 1983 (2 folders)
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Marriage Customs and Family Life in the Detroit Area 1984
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Life Events in Everyday Experience 1985 (2 folders)
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Social Change and Vignette Analyses 1986
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A Study of Greater Detroit 1987
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Perspectives on Care of the Elderly 1988
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Community Issues and Problems 1989
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Community and National Issues 1990
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Collective Memories 1991
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Social Change in Detroit 1992
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Study of Michigan Generations III 1993
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Social Attitudes 1994
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Health and Social Issues 1995
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Social Interaction and Survey Participation 1996 Social Change in Religion and Child Rearing, 1997 and White Racial Ideology, 1998 1996-1998
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Health Care and End of Life Decisions (includes materials from course on survey sampling) 1999
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Presidential Election 2000 Quality of Life, 2001 Understanding the Root Causes of Environmental Concerns, 2002 and Information and Values in Today's Society, 2003 2000-2003
 
Sampling Reports [series]

Sampling Reports (1971-2000, 0.25 linear feet) consists of evaluations of the accuracy of the data collected. The majority of the reports are from 1990 to 2000, with a few reports from the 1970s.

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1971, 1976
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1990-1991
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1992
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1994-1996
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1998, 2000