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  • Individual Author: The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality; The Russell Sage Foundation
    Reference Type: Dataset
    Year: 2013

    Description: Recession Trends provides 16 up-to-date briefs by top scholars addressing recent trends in wealth, consumption, the labor market, housing, poverty, safety net systems, health, education, crime, attitudes, and a variety of other domains. The site also archives over a thousand time series and allows visitors to build their own graphs representing  key trends in 16 domain areas.

    Population: The data for Recession Trends come from dozens of high-quality data sets.  Full source and methodological information is provided on the site for each time series.

    Periodicity: The data are updated annually and, for some series, reach back a half-century or even longer.

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

    Description: Recession Trends provides 16 up-to-date briefs by top scholars addressing recent trends in wealth, consumption, the labor market, housing, poverty, safety net systems, health, education, crime, attitudes, and a variety of other domains. The site also archives over a thousand time series and allows visitors to build their own graphs representing  key trends in 16 domain areas.

    Population: The data for Recession Trends come from dozens of high-quality data sets.  Full source and methodological information is provided on the site for each time series.

    Periodicity: The data are updated annually and, for some series, reach back a half-century or even longer.

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

  • Individual Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance (OFA)
    Reference Type: Dataset
    Year: 2013

    Description: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance collects caseload, expenditure, and work participation data for State and Tribal TANF programs. 

    Population: State and Tribal TANF program participants.

    Periodicity: State TANF program data available through Fiscal Year 2014. Tribal TANF program data available through Fiscal Year 20013.

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

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

    Description: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance collects caseload, expenditure, and work participation data for State and Tribal TANF programs. 

    Population: State and Tribal TANF program participants.

    Periodicity: State TANF program data available through Fiscal Year 2014. Tribal TANF program data available through Fiscal Year 20013.

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

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

  • 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: Administration for Children and Families, United States Department of Health and Human Services
    Reference Type: Dataset
    Year: 2011

    Description: The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) makes available nationally representative longitudinal data drawn from first-hand reports from children, parents, and other caregivers, as well as reports from caseworkers, teachers, and data from administrative records. The study describes the child welfare system and the experiences of children and families who come in contact with the system.

    Population: The sample represents the children and families that enter the child welfare system, including over 5501 children (age zero to 14) from 97 agencies. The sample was drawn from local child protective services investigations, including opened and unopened cases, and in- and out-of-home care, and included children and families that had entered the child welfare system. The second sample includes 5,873 children (age zero to 17.5), from 83 counties nationwide.

    Periodicity: Data collection started in Fall 1999 and was then conducted monthly for 15 months, with baseline data completed in April...

    Description: The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) makes available nationally representative longitudinal data drawn from first-hand reports from children, parents, and other caregivers, as well as reports from caseworkers, teachers, and data from administrative records. The study describes the child welfare system and the experiences of children and families who come in contact with the system.

    Population: The sample represents the children and families that enter the child welfare system, including over 5501 children (age zero to 14) from 97 agencies. The sample was drawn from local child protective services investigations, including opened and unopened cases, and in- and out-of-home care, and included children and families that had entered the child welfare system. The second sample includes 5,873 children (age zero to 17.5), from 83 counties nationwide.

    Periodicity: Data collection started in Fall 1999 and was then conducted monthly for 15 months, with baseline data completed in April 2001. Follow-up data was collected in four rounds at 12 months, 18 months, and 60-72 months post-baseline. NSCAW II: Data collection began in 2008, with one follow-up completed at 18 months post-baseline. Second follow-up at 36-months began Summer 2011. All data collected so far is available.

    Additional relevant topics covered in this dataset: Social functioning and relationships.

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

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

  • Individual Author: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
    Reference Type: Dataset
    Year: 2010

    Description: The National Immunization Survey (NIS) uses list-assisted random-digit-dialing telephone surveys along with mailed surveys to collect information on childhood immunization coverage from parents.

    Population: Nationally representative sample of families with children age 19 to 35 months.

    Periodicity: Data collected continuously since 1994, estimation methodology changed in 1998. Data available 1994-2014.

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

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

    Description: The National Immunization Survey (NIS) uses list-assisted random-digit-dialing telephone surveys along with mailed surveys to collect information on childhood immunization coverage from parents.

    Population: Nationally representative sample of families with children age 19 to 35 months.

    Periodicity: Data collected continuously since 1994, estimation methodology changed in 1998. Data available 1994-2014.

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

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

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