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National Household Education Survey, 2001 (ICPSR 3198)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics


The National Household Education Survey (NHES) reports on the condition of education in the United States by collecting data at the household level rather than using a traditional, school-based data collection system. The surveys attempt to address many current issues in education, such as preprimary education, school safety and discipline, adult education, and activities related to citizenship. This survey included three topical survey components. The Early Childhood Program Participation (ECPP) Survey (Part 1) gathered information on the nonparental care arrangements and educational programs of preschool children, such as care by relatives, care by persons to whom they were not related, and participation in day care centers and preschool programs including Head Start. The Before- and After-School Programs and Activities (ASPA) Survey (Part 2) addressed relative and nonrelative care for school-age children during the out-of-school hours, including home schooling as well as participation in before- and/or after-school programs, activities, and self-care. The Adult Education and Lifelong Learning (AELL) Survey (Part 3) collected data such as type of program, employer support, and credential sought for participation in the following types of adult educational activities: English as a second language, adult basic education, credential programs, apprenticeships, work-related courses, and personal interest courses. Some information on work-related informal learning activities was gathered as well.

Series: National Household Education Survey (NHES) Series

Access Notes

  • 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.


DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Early Childhood Program Participation Survey Data - Download All Files (26.541 MB)
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DS2:  Before- and After-School Programs and Activities Survey Data - Download All Files (48.549 MB)
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DS3:  Adult Education and Lifelong Learning Survey Data - Download All Files (38.054 MB)
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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. NATIONAL HOUSEHOLD EDUCATION SURVEY, 2001. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept of Education, Institute of Education Sciences [producer], 2003. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03198.v1

Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03198.v1


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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   adult education, after school programs, basic skills, caregivers, child care, child development, early childhood education, educational programs, English as a Second Language, families, Head Start, home environment, home schooling, households, parental attitudes, preschool children, school age children

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 2001

Date of Collection:  

  • 2001-01--2001-04

Universe:   National sample of household members in the United States.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The codebooks, user guide, and data collection instrument are provided by the ICPSR as Portable Document Format (PDF) files. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


Sample:   National sample of households.

Data Source:

random-digit-dial (RDD) telephone surveys

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File UG3198.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-18 File QU3198.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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