Principal Investigator(s): Zill, Nicholas; Furstenberg, Frank Jr.; Peterson, James; Moore, Kristin
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.
These data are freely available.
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. doi:10.3886/ICPSR08670.v3
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08670.v3
This survey 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
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
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.
personal interviews, and self-enumerated forms
Original ICPSR Release: 1987-05-19
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