Young, Thomas M.;
Pappenfort, Donnell M.;
Marlow, Christine R.
This survey covers facilities for children and youth who are
considered to be dependent and neglected, delinquent, emotionally
disturbed, mentally ill, in detention or under supervision (status
offenders), and/or in need of temporary shelter or emergency care, or
in need of services due to pregnancy or use of an illegal substance.
The survey was designed to gather information about programs and
services that most types of residential care facilities provide,
regardless of function, rather than about those specific to a single
type of residential care. Information provided about each facility
includes the problems, conditions, and patterns of behavior of their
residents, the treatment programs for them, and the extent of their
participation in community activities. Questionnaires were sent to the
directors of all qualifying facilities. Telephone interviews were
conducted with those directors who did not respond to the
Young, Thomas M., Donnell M. Pappenfort, and Christine R. Marlow. National Survey of Residential Group Care Facilities for Children and Youth, 1981. ICPSR06229-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1995. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06229.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06229.v1
- RIS (generic format for RefWorks, EndNote, etc.)
- EndNote XML (EndNote X4.0.1 or higher)
This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (82-MV-AX-0036)
Scope of Study
All eligible facilities known to be operating in 1980 with
a capacity to serve seven or more residents were included. Eligible
facilities were considered to be administratively more complex than a
foster family home and organizationally at least as distinct as a
physically separate section of a larger facility. Specifically excluded
were medical facilities for short-term care, summer camps, and purely
educational boarding schools. Also excluded were facilities for the
physically handicapped, the mentally retarded, and the chronically ill.
self-enumerated questionnaires, and telephone interviews
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:
Standardized missing values.
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 1995-10-12
- 2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one
or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well
as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable,
and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to
reflect these additions.
If you're looking for collection-level metadata rather than an individual metadata record, please visit our Metadata Records page.