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  • Individual Author: National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
    Reference Type: Dataset
    Year: 2016

    Summary: The National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV) series involved three rounds of data collection, NatSCEV I (baseline), NatSCEV II, and this study, NatSCEV III. For more information on other parts to the series, please use the following links: NatSCEV I (ICPSR 35203) - http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35203.v1 NatSCEV II (ICPSR 36177) - http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36177.v1 The National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence III was designed to obtain lifetime and one-year incidence estimates of a comprehensive range of childhood victimizations across gender, race, and developmental stage. Conducted between August 2013 and April 2014, it assessed the experiences of a nationally representative sample of 4,000 children less than 18 years of age living in the contiguous United States (excluding New Hampshire). A short interview was conducted with an adult caregiver (usually a parent) to obtain family demographic information. One child was...

    Summary: The National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV) series involved three rounds of data collection, NatSCEV I (baseline), NatSCEV II, and this study, NatSCEV III. For more information on other parts to the series, please use the following links: NatSCEV I (ICPSR 35203) - http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35203.v1 NatSCEV II (ICPSR 36177) - http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36177.v1 The National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence III was designed to obtain lifetime and one-year incidence estimates of a comprehensive range of childhood victimizations across gender, race, and developmental stage. Conducted between August 2013 and April 2014, it assessed the experiences of a nationally representative sample of 4,000 children less than 18 years of age living in the contiguous United States (excluding New Hampshire). A short interview was conducted with an adult caregiver (usually a parent) to obtain family demographic information. One child was randomly selected from all eligible children in a household by selecting the child with the most recent birthday. If the selected child was 1 month to 9 years old, the main interview was conducted with the caregiver. If the selected child was 10-17 years old, the main interview was conducted with the child. The NatSCEV III questionnaire was very similar to the previous wave minus the extended family exposure to violence follow-up section that was included in NatSCEV II. The questionnaire asked for household demographics and questions about the focal child's health. A series of 52 juvenile victimization screening questions (JVQ) were asked, and for every screener the respondent endorsed, a series of follow-up questions about that victimization was asked. In addition, the survey included sections on lifetime and past year adversity, internet victimization, community disorder, bullying, delinquency, and the child/parent relationship. Time Period:  1997--2014 Date of Collection:  2013-08-28--2014-04-30Unit of Observation:   Individual, Household

  • Individual Author: Cohen, Elissa; Minton, Sarah; Thompson, Megan; Crowe, Elizabeth; Giannarelli, Linda
    Reference Type: Dataset, Report
    Year: 2016

    This annual publication, using information from the Welfare Rules Database, provides tables containing key Temporary Assistance for Needy Families policies for each state as of July 2015, as well as longitudinal tables describing various state policies for selected years between 1996 and 2015. The Database is a comprehensive resource for:

    • Comparing cash assistance programs across all 50 states and the District of Columbia;
    • Researching changes across time in cash assistance rules within a single state; or
    • Determining the rules governing cash assistance in one state at a point in time.

    The Database provides in-depth information on a wide range of policy topics organized into 30 categories that together describe the most significant dimensions of state policies (author abstract).

    This annual publication, using information from the Welfare Rules Database, provides tables containing key Temporary Assistance for Needy Families policies for each state as of July 2015, as well as longitudinal tables describing various state policies for selected years between 1996 and 2015. The Database is a comprehensive resource for:

    • Comparing cash assistance programs across all 50 states and the District of Columbia;
    • Researching changes across time in cash assistance rules within a single state; or
    • Determining the rules governing cash assistance in one state at a point in time.

    The Database provides in-depth information on a wide range of policy topics organized into 30 categories that together describe the most significant dimensions of state policies (author abstract).

  • Individual Author: Huber, Erika; Cohen, Elissa; Briggs, Amanda; Kassabian, David
    Reference Type: Report, Dataset
    Year: 2015

    This annual publication, using information from the Welfare Rules Database, provides tables containing key Temporary Assistance for Needy Families policies for each state as of July 2014, as well as longitudinal tables describing various state policies for selected years between 1996 and 2014.

    The database is a comprehensive resource for comparing cash assistance programs across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, researching changes across time in cash assistance rules within a single state or determining the rules governing cash assistance in one state at a point in time. Additionally, the database provides in-depth information on a wide range of policy topics. (author abstract) 

    This annual publication, using information from the Welfare Rules Database, provides tables containing key Temporary Assistance for Needy Families policies for each state as of July 2014, as well as longitudinal tables describing various state policies for selected years between 1996 and 2014.

    The database is a comprehensive resource for comparing cash assistance programs across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, researching changes across time in cash assistance rules within a single state or determining the rules governing cash assistance in one state at a point in time. Additionally, the database provides in-depth information on a wide range of policy topics. (author abstract) 

  • Individual Author: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE)
    Reference Type: Dataset
    Year: 2015

    Description: The objective of the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) is to document the nation's current utilization and availability of early care and education (including school-age care), and to deepen understanding of the extent to which families' needs and preferences coordinate well with provider's offerings and constraints. The experiences of low-income families are of special interest as they are the focus of a significant component of early care and education/school-age (ECE/SA) public policy. The NSECE calls for a nationally-representative sample including interviews in all fifty states and Washington, DC. Data are scheduled to be collected December 2011-May 2012. The final NSECE design includes four survey components and four related questionnaires: (1) The Household Survey conducted with a parent or guardian of a child or children under age 13. Eligible respondents are to be identified through the Household Screener, and information collected about every child under age 13 in each sampled household, including all the regular ECE...

    Description: The objective of the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) is to document the nation's current utilization and availability of early care and education (including school-age care), and to deepen understanding of the extent to which families' needs and preferences coordinate well with provider's offerings and constraints. The experiences of low-income families are of special interest as they are the focus of a significant component of early care and education/school-age (ECE/SA) public policy. The NSECE calls for a nationally-representative sample including interviews in all fifty states and Washington, DC. Data are scheduled to be collected December 2011-May 2012. The final NSECE design includes four survey components and four related questionnaires: (1) The Household Survey conducted with a parent or guardian of a child or children under age 13. Eligible respondents are to be identified through the Household Screener, and information collected about every child under age 13 in each sampled household, including all the regular ECE arrangements. Data include 17,512 interviews with adults in households with children under age 13; (2) The Family, Friend, Neighbor and Nanny (FFNN) Survey conducted with individuals who care in a home-based setting for children under age 13 who are not their own (and who do not appear on an administrative list of ECE/SA providers). Eligible respondents are to be identified through the Household Screener, and estimated data will include approximately 5,000 completed interviews with FFNN providers; (3) The Formal Provider Survey conducted with directors of ECE/SA providers who can be identified from administrative lists such as state licensing lists, Head Start program records, or pre-K rolls, including regulated or registered home-based providers who appear on state-level administrative lists. Data will include interviews with 18,800 programs; (4) The Workforce Provider Survey conducted with one staff member from each of the sampled formal providers after each Center-based Provider interview is completed. Data will include interviews with workforce members from 10,800 programs. The NSECE contract also includes an option for States to contribute to the study to supplement samples in order to conduct state-level studies of populations of interest. Preparatory work for the NSECE was accomplished through the Design Phase of the National Study of Child Care Supply and Demand.

    Population: In the fall of 2011 national data collection began in 755 communities across all 50 states, including D.C. and concluded in the spring of 2012.  Data was collected from four coordinated nationally representative samples: households, center- and home-based providers appearing on state lists, home-based providers not appearing on state lists, and staff working in center-based classrooms. 

    Periodicity: Data was collected from four coordinated nationally representative samples: households, center- and home-based providers appearing on state lists, home-based providers not appearing on state lists, and staff working in center-based classrooms. 2010-2015.

    (information adapted from the publisher)

  • Individual Author: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
    Reference Type: Dataset
    Year: 2014

    Description: The Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) program consists of the Quarterly Interview Survey and the Diary Survey. Both surveys provide information on the buying habits of American consumers, including data on their expenditures, income, and consumer unit (families and single consumers) characteristics. The survey data are collected for the Bureau of Labor Statistics by the U.S. Census Bureau.

    Population: Nationally representative sample of non-institutionalized, U.S. population. Sampling frame generated from 2000 Census 100-Percent Detail File. Approximately 7,000 interviews and 7,000 diaries are collected from consumer units (120,770,000 in 2008; consumer unit = all members of a household related by blood, marriage, or other legal).

    Periodicity: Data available for 1984-2013 (some data is available for the pre-1980 surveys which were conducted every 10 years). Data collected annually (interviews conducted every three months for five calendar quarters, and two consecutive one-week diaries...

    Description: The Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) program consists of the Quarterly Interview Survey and the Diary Survey. Both surveys provide information on the buying habits of American consumers, including data on their expenditures, income, and consumer unit (families and single consumers) characteristics. The survey data are collected for the Bureau of Labor Statistics by the U.S. Census Bureau.

    Population: Nationally representative sample of non-institutionalized, U.S. population. Sampling frame generated from 2000 Census 100-Percent Detail File. Approximately 7,000 interviews and 7,000 diaries are collected from consumer units (120,770,000 in 2008; consumer unit = all members of a household related by blood, marriage, or other legal).

    Periodicity: Data available for 1984-2013 (some data is available for the pre-1980 surveys which were conducted every 10 years). Data collected annually (interviews conducted every three months for five calendar quarters, and two consecutive one-week diaries are kept).

    Additional relevant topics covered in this dataset: consumer expenditures

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

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

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