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National Survey of Children: Wave I, 1976, Wave II, 1981, and Wave III, 1987 (ICPSR 8670) RSS

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Summary:

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.

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

DS1:  Merged 1976 and 1981 Data - Download All Files (5 MB)
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DS2:  1976 Data - Download All Files (6.1 MB)
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DS3:  Merged 1976, 1981, and 1987 Data - Download All Files (12.9 MB)
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DS4:  Merged 1976, 1981, and 1987 SPSSx Column Locations
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DS5:  Merged 1976, 1981, and 1987 SPSSx Variable Labels
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DS6:  Merged 1976, 1981, and 1987 SPSSx Value Labels
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DS7:  Codebook, Volume I
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DS8:  Codebook, Volume II
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Study Description

Citation

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

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Funding

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

Subject Terms:   child development, children, divorce, families, family structure, mental health, single parent families, youths

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Date of Collection:  

  • 1976--1987

Universe:   Children between the ages of seven and eleven, or born between September 1, 1964 and December 31, 1969, living in households in the 48 contiguous states.

Data Types:   event/transaction data, survey data

Data Collection Notes:

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.

Methodology

Data Source:

personal interviews, and self-enumerated forms

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