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  • Individual Author: Zill, Nicholas; Furstenberg, Frank Jr.; Peterson, James; Moore, Kristin
    Reference Type: Dataset
    Year: 1990

    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...

    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.

  • Individual Author: Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics
    Reference Type: Dataset
    Year: 2000

    Description: The National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS: 88) collects data on topics such as school, work, and home experiences; educational resources and support; the role in education of their parents and peers; neighborhood characteristics; educational and occupational aspirations; and other student perceptions. For the three in-school waves of data collection (when most were eighth-graders, sophomores, or seniors), achievement tests were also administered in reading, social studies, mathematics, and science.

    Population: Nationally representative sample of students who were in eighth grade in 1988. Sample of these respondents were resurveyed at four follow-ups in 1990, 1992, 1994, and 2000. Teachers, parents, and school administrators also surveyed to add further detail to data.

    Periodicity: Data collected and available for baseline and all follow-ups (1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, and 2000).

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

    For more information, please see the...

    Description: The National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS: 88) collects data on topics such as school, work, and home experiences; educational resources and support; the role in education of their parents and peers; neighborhood characteristics; educational and occupational aspirations; and other student perceptions. For the three in-school waves of data collection (when most were eighth-graders, sophomores, or seniors), achievement tests were also administered in reading, social studies, mathematics, and science.

    Population: Nationally representative sample of students who were in eighth grade in 1988. Sample of these respondents were resurveyed at four follow-ups in 1990, 1992, 1994, and 2000. Teachers, parents, and school administrators also surveyed to add further detail to data.

    Periodicity: Data collected and available for baseline and all follow-ups (1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, and 2000).

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

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

  • Individual Author: Rowe, Gretchen
    Reference Type: Dataset, Report
    Year: 2000

    The Welfare Rules Databook provides tables containing key Temporary Assistance for Needy Families policies for each state as of July 1999, as well as tables describing selected policies from 1996 through 1999. The Databook is divided into five groups of tables: Initial Eligibility in 1999, Benefits in 1999, Requirements in 1999, Ongoing Eligibility in 1999, and Policies across Time 1996-1999. The tables are based on information in the Welfare Rules Database, a publicly available, fully searchable database available on the Assessing the New Federalism project's website. (author abstract)

    The Welfare Rules Databook provides tables containing key Temporary Assistance for Needy Families policies for each state as of July 1999, as well as tables describing selected policies from 1996 through 1999. The Databook is divided into five groups of tables: Initial Eligibility in 1999, Benefits in 1999, Requirements in 1999, Ongoing Eligibility in 1999, and Policies across Time 1996-1999. The tables are based on information in the Welfare Rules Database, a publicly available, fully searchable database available on the Assessing the New Federalism project's website. (author abstract)

  • Individual Author: National Center for Family and Marriage Research
    Reference Type: Dataset
    Year: 2000

    Description: These maps present geographic variation in the adjusted marriage and divorce rates for over 3,000 counties in the United States. The estimates are from county court record data of numbers of marriages and divorces and U.S. Census data from 2000. Researchers can use these data to examine geographic concentrations of marriage and divorce. The county-level marriage and divorce data are provided in a spreadsheet, which contains the county-level number of divorces, population, married population, divorce rates, adjusted divorce rates and geocodes (FIPS).

    Population: Individuals that have been married and/or divorced by U.S. County.

    Periodicity: Data compiled from 2000 Census data.

    (information adapted from the publisher)

    Description: These maps present geographic variation in the adjusted marriage and divorce rates for over 3,000 counties in the United States. The estimates are from county court record data of numbers of marriages and divorces and U.S. Census data from 2000. Researchers can use these data to examine geographic concentrations of marriage and divorce. The county-level marriage and divorce data are provided in a spreadsheet, which contains the county-level number of divorces, population, married population, divorce rates, adjusted divorce rates and geocodes (FIPS).

    Population: Individuals that have been married and/or divorced by U.S. County.

    Periodicity: Data compiled from 2000 Census data.

    (information adapted from the publisher)

  • Individual Author: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, Michigan Program on Poverty and Social Welfare Policy
    Reference Type: Dataset
    Year: 2004

    Description: The Women’s Employment Study (WES) is a five wave panel study of women who resided in one urban Michigan county and received cash welfare in February, 1997 through the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program. The primary purpose of the study is to examine barriers to employment.

    Population: Women residing in one urban Michigan county, consisting of nearly equal levels of African American and white samples. Data collected through in-person interviews. Sample sizes for each wave: 753, 693, 632, 577, 536.

    Periodicity: Data collected in five survey waves, during the Falls of 1997-2003.

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

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

    Description: The Women’s Employment Study (WES) is a five wave panel study of women who resided in one urban Michigan county and received cash welfare in February, 1997 through the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program. The primary purpose of the study is to examine barriers to employment.

    Population: Women residing in one urban Michigan county, consisting of nearly equal levels of African American and white samples. Data collected through in-person interviews. Sample sizes for each wave: 753, 693, 632, 577, 536.

    Periodicity: Data collected in five survey waves, during the Falls of 1997-2003.

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

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

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