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National Survey of Children (NSC)

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Monday, March 25, 2013 - 15:11
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high
Individual Author: 
Zill, Nicholas
Furstenberg, Frank Jr.
Peterson, James
Moore, Kristin
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Published Date: 
1990
Published Date (Text): 
1990
Year: 
1990
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Abstract: 

Description: The National Survey of Children (NSC) was designed to assess the physical, social, and psychological well-being of American children, to develop a national profile of the way children in the United States live, to permit analysis of the relationships between the conditions of children's lives and measures of child development, and to examine the effects of marital disruption on the development of children and on the operation of single and multi-parent families. Information is provided on the child's well-being, family, experiences with family disruption, behavior, physical health, and mental health.

Population: Children between the ages of seven and 11, or born between September 1, 1964 and December 31, 1969, living in households in the 48 contiguous states.

Periodicity: Data collected and available for all three waves – 1976, 1981, 1987.

Additional relevant topics covered in this dataset: Child development, fertility, family structure.

(Information adapted from the publisher)

For more information, please see the Compendium of Family-Self Sufficiency Databases.

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