Harlem Longitudinal Study of Urban Black Youth, 1968 United States (ICPSR 121)

Principal Investigator(s): Brunswick, Ann


This dataset is housed at the Murray Research Center at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. This is a 26-year longitudinal study of physical, psychological, and social aspects of health among a representative community sample of African-American adolescents, aged 12 to 18, residing in Central Harlem, New York City. Data were collected in five waves: 1968-1970, 1975-1976, 1983-1984, 1989-1990, and 1993-1994. In 1968, there were 668 respondents aged 12-17, and in 1994, when respondents were aged 35-41, 347 remained in the study. Along with other health issues, later waves assessed patterns of non-medical related drug use and HIV-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. In order to apply to use Murray Center data, one must register as a Murray Center user and complete an Application for the Use of Data form.

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Study Description

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    adolescents, African Americans, child health, delinquent behavior, drug use, HIV, mental health, physical condition, social attitudes, social behavior, urban population, young adults, youths

Geographic Coverage:    Harlem, New York City, United States

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining the data and documentation