Marital Status and Email Usage

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Description

Data from the U.S. General Social Surveys on marital status (ordinal; see details) and email usage.

Usage

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data("email")

Format

A data frame with 3967 observations on the following 3 variables.

marital

Marital status, an ordered factor with levels never.married < married < divorced.

email.hrs

Reported weekly hours spent emailing.

z.email

Standardized version of email.hrs.

Details

In creation of this dataset, an additional GSS item (DIVORCE) was used to ensure that married people in the sample had not been previously divorced or widowed. Thus, the marital status variable in this dataset is truly ordinal, as individuals can only progress through the statuses in one order.

Source

The Survey Documentation and Analysis system hosted at UC, Berkeley: http://sda.berkeley.edu/GSS/.

References

Smith, T. W., Marsden, P. V., Hout, M., & Kim, J. (2011). General Social Surveys, 1972 - 2010. Principal Investigator, Tom W. Smith; Co-Principal-Investigators, Peter V. Marsden and Michael Hout, NORC ed. Chicago: National Opinion Research Center, producer, 2005; Storrs, CT: The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, University of Connecticut, distributor. 1 data file (55,087 logical records) and 1 codebook (3,610 pp).

Examples

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data("email", package="smdata")