National Survey of Children: Wave I, 1976, Wave II, 1981, and Wave III, 1987 (ICPSR 8670)
The purpose of this study was 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.
The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.
This dataset is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD), the criminal justice archive within ICPSR. NACJD is primarily sponsored by three agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice: the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Zill, Nicholas, Frank Jr. Furstenberg, James Peterson, and Kristin Moore. National Survey of Children: Wave I, 1976, Wave II, 1981, and Wave III, 1987. ICPSR08670-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1990. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08670.v3
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08670.v3
This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Mental Health (R1 MH34707A, 523395-1, HD21537, and 11599)
- Foundation for Child Development
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: United States
The first file, which contains data from both the 1976 and 1981 surveys, includes several derived variables. The second file, containing only 1976 data, is logical record length data but has 27 records per case. The third file contains original responses from the 1976, 1981, and 1987 waves plus additional created variables. This third wave is logical record length data but has 106 records per case.
Original ICPSR Release: 1987-05-19
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