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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: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service
    Reference Type: Dataset
    Year: 2010

    Description: The Food Atlas assembles statistics on three broad food environment factors: food choices, health and well-being, community characteristics. The two objectives of the Atlas are to assemble statistics on food environment indicators to stimulate research on the determinants of food choices and diet quality, and to provide a spatial overview of a community’s ability to access healthy food.

    Population: Uses data from various sources and years to create maps of indicators of the food environment by state or by county.

    Periodicity: Data is from 1999-2012 depending on the indicator and the source.

    Additional relevant topics covered in this dataset: Food choices, community characteristics.

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

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

    Description: The Food Atlas assembles statistics on three broad food environment factors: food choices, health and well-being, community characteristics. The two objectives of the Atlas are to assemble statistics on food environment indicators to stimulate research on the determinants of food choices and diet quality, and to provide a spatial overview of a community’s ability to access healthy food.

    Population: Uses data from various sources and years to create maps of indicators of the food environment by state or by county.

    Periodicity: Data is from 1999-2012 depending on the indicator and the source.

    Additional relevant topics covered in this dataset: Food choices, community characteristics.

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

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

  • Individual Author: Princeton University
    Reference Type: Dataset
    Year: 2006

    Description:The New Immigrant Survey (NIS)provides a public use database on new legal immigrants to the United States and their children that will be useful for addressing scientific and policy questions about migration behavior and the impacts of migration.

    Population: Nationally representative sample of new legal immigrants and their children in the United States. 8,573 adults and 810 children completed interviews.

    Periodicity: The baseline survey was conducted from June 2003 to June 2004. A survey pilot project (NIS-P) was carried out in 1996 to inform the fielding and design of the full NIS. The follow-up interview (NIS-2003-2) was conducted from June 2007 to December 2009.

    Additional relevant topics covered in this dataset: Child development.

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

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

  • 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.

  • Individual Author: Urban Institute
    Reference Type: Dataset
    Year: 2012

    Description: The Welfare Rules Database provides a comprehensive, sophisticated resource for anyone comparing cash assistance programs between states, researching changes in cash assistance rules within a single state, or simply looking for the most up-to-date information on the rules governing cash assistance in one state.

    Population: 50 states (including Washington, D.C.), TANF/welfare policies for each state included in database.

    Periodicity: Data collected from 1997-present. Data available for 1999-2013.

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

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

    Description: The Welfare Rules Database provides a comprehensive, sophisticated resource for anyone comparing cash assistance programs between states, researching changes in cash assistance rules within a single state, or simply looking for the most up-to-date information on the rules governing cash assistance in one state.

    Population: 50 states (including Washington, D.C.), TANF/welfare policies for each state included in database.

    Periodicity: Data collected from 1997-present. Data available for 1999-2013.

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

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

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