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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: 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: Rowe, Gretchen; McManus, Kevin; Roberts, Tracy
    Reference Type: Dataset, Report
    Year: 2004

    This publication provides tables containing key Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) policies for each state as of July 2001, as well as longitudinal tables describing selected state policies from 1996 through 2001. The tables are based on the information in the Welfare Rules Database (WRD), a publicly available, online database originally developed under the Urban Institute’s Assessing the New Federalism project. The Databook is divided into five groups of tables: Initial Eligibility; Benefits; Requirements; Ongoing Eligibility; and Policies across Time, 1996–2001. Each chapter begins with an overview of the policies, followed by details relating to specific tables. The Databook provides a summary of the detailed information in the WRD. Users interested in a greater level of detail are encouraged to use the full database, available at http://anfdata.urban.org/wrd. This site includes a point-and-click interface, as well as documentation. (author abstract)

    This publication provides tables containing key Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) policies for each state as of July 2001, as well as longitudinal tables describing selected state policies from 1996 through 2001. The tables are based on the information in the Welfare Rules Database (WRD), a publicly available, online database originally developed under the Urban Institute’s Assessing the New Federalism project. The Databook is divided into five groups of tables: Initial Eligibility; Benefits; Requirements; Ongoing Eligibility; and Policies across Time, 1996–2001. Each chapter begins with an overview of the policies, followed by details relating to specific tables. The Databook provides a summary of the detailed information in the WRD. Users interested in a greater level of detail are encouraged to use the full database, available at http://anfdata.urban.org/wrd. This site includes a point-and-click interface, as well as documentation. (author abstract)

  • Individual Author: National Center for Family and Marriage Research
    Reference Type: Dataset
    Year: 2010

    Description: The National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) Married and Cohabiting Couples, 2010 Pilot Data are composed of a nationally representative sample of U.S. married and cohabiting adults aged 18-64. Data are available for basic demographic characteristics (age, income, educational attainment, gender, race, etc.), as well as individual and couple-level data.

    Population: Married and cohabiting adults ages 18-64. Data are available for 1,504 married individuals representing 752 married couples and 646 cohabiting individuals representing 323 couples.

    Periodicity: Data collected in 2010.

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

    Description: The National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) Married and Cohabiting Couples, 2010 Pilot Data are composed of a nationally representative sample of U.S. married and cohabiting adults aged 18-64. Data are available for basic demographic characteristics (age, income, educational attainment, gender, race, etc.), as well as individual and couple-level data.

    Population: Married and cohabiting adults ages 18-64. Data are available for 1,504 married individuals representing 752 married couples and 646 cohabiting individuals representing 323 couples.

    Periodicity: Data collected in 2010.

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

  • Individual Author: Eunice Kennedy Shriver, National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
    Reference Type: Dataset
    Year: 2007

    Description: The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (also known as Add Health, the Add Health Study, and the Add Health Survey) is a nationally representative study originally designed to examine how social contexts (such as families, friends, peers, schools, neighborhoods, and communities) influence teens' health and risk behaviors. The study is now examining how health changes over the course of early adulthood.

    Population: Nationally representative sample of ~90,000 students in grades seven through 12 during the 1994-1995 school year initially selected. In-home interviews then conducted at four waves of data collection: baseline, one-year later, when the participants were age 18-26, and most recently in 2008 when the participants were age 24-32.

    Periodicity: Data is no longer available, but it can potentially be accessed by contacting the data owners.

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

    For more information, please see the...

    Description: The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (also known as Add Health, the Add Health Study, and the Add Health Survey) is a nationally representative study originally designed to examine how social contexts (such as families, friends, peers, schools, neighborhoods, and communities) influence teens' health and risk behaviors. The study is now examining how health changes over the course of early adulthood.

    Population: Nationally representative sample of ~90,000 students in grades seven through 12 during the 1994-1995 school year initially selected. In-home interviews then conducted at four waves of data collection: baseline, one-year later, when the participants were age 18-26, and most recently in 2008 when the participants were age 24-32.

    Periodicity: Data is no longer available, but it can potentially be accessed by contacting the data owners.

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

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