Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey (LA FANS) (ICPSR 172)

Principal Investigator(s): Pebley, Anne R., RAND, and the University of California-Los Angeles


The LA FANS data are now available from ICPSR http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR22940

Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey (LA FANS) is a longitudinal study of families in Los Angeles County, California, and of the neighborhoods in which they live. The LA FANS is specifically designed to study both family choices about neighborhoods and the effects of neighborhoods on children (e.g. educational achievement). Studying both issues at the same time provides a basis for understanding neighborhood effects on children. By focusing on policy issues such as welfare reform, the LA FANS also provides evidence on how policy changes can affect the neighborhoods and families in which children grow up.

Access Notes

  • These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly (via LA FANS) for details on obtaining these resources.

Study Description

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    children, education, educational achievement, families, neighborhood characteristics, neighborhood conditions, neighborhoods, policy, policy making, welfare reform

Geographic Coverage:    California, Los Angeles, United States

Data Collection Notes:

The data for LA FANS are available from ICPSR http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR22940

2009-03-06 This data resource description has been deaccessioned.