Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey (L.A.FANS), Wave 3, Public Data | Mixed Income Project (MIP), 2011-2013 (ICPSR 37845)

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Robert D. Mare, University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Sociology; Robert J. Sampson, Harvard University. Department of Sociology

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR37845.v1

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This study includes one public use data file of follow-up interviews, conducted between 2011 and 2013, with respondents to Wave 2 of L.A.FANS (Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey). This follow-up data collection effort (hereafter called L.A.FANS-3 or Wave 3) was part of the broader Mixed Income Project (MIP), which was designed to allow for detailed examination of neighborhood context, residential mobility, and mixed-income housing in Los Angeles and Chicago. The two anchor studies for the MIP are L.A.FANS and the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN).

Wave 3 targeted a random probability sample of approximately 1,000 randomly selected adults and children from the prior wave of L.A.FANS, which was fielded between 2006 and 2008, who still resided within Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles field operation first assigned selected respondents to a telephone survey center for interviews. Cases that were not interviewed by telephone were transferred to experienced field interviewers in the Los Angeles area. The final response rate was 75 percent of eligible participants (i.e., residents who still resided in Los Angeles County and who were not institutionalized, incapacitated, or deceased) for a combined sample of 1,032. Two-hundred and two (202) of these respondents were reached during a preliminary Field Test in 2011, after which point the survey was slightly revised. After making these revisions, 830 respondents were reached during the Main Study. For more details on sampling procedures for the Field Test and Main Study, see Methodology section below.

For context, the L.A.FANS is a study of adults and children in Los Angeles County, and of the neighborhoods in which they live. The first wave (L.A.FANS-1 or Wave 1), which was fielded between April 2000 and January 2002, interviewed adults and children living in 3,085 households in a stratified probability sample of 65 neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. The samples of neighborhoods and individuals were representative of neighborhoods and residents of Los Angeles County. Poorer neighborhoods and households with children were oversampled. In Wave 2 of L.A.FANS (L.A.FANS-2), Wave 1 respondents still living in Los Angeles County were re-interviewed, while updated information was collected on Wave 1 respondents who had moved away from Los Angeles County. A sample of individuals who moved into each sampled neighborhood between Waves 1 and 2 was also interviewed, for a total of 2,319 adults and 1,382 children (ages less than 18 years). Additional information on the project is available at the RAND website.

Mare, Robert D., and Sampson, Robert J. Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey (L.A.FANS), Wave 3, Public Data | Mixed Income Project (MIP), 2011-2013. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2021-03-04. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR37845.v1

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2011 -- 2013
2011 -- 2013
  1. The MIP/L.A.FANS-3 Questionnaire is available to read or download on the ICSPR website. L.A.FANS User Guides and Questionnaires for Waves 1 and 2 are available to read or download from the L.A.FANS website.

  2. Some discrepancies are present in the data file. Users should refer to the processing notes in the ICPSR Codebook to address these identified issues.

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L.A.FANS (Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey) was originally based on a stratified random sample of 65 neighborhoods (census tracts) in Los Angeles County, California. Poor neighborhoods were oversampled. In Wave 1 (2000 - 2002), an average of 41 households were randomly selected and interviewed within each neighborhood, including an oversample of households with children under 18. Within each household, both adults and children were sampled and interviewed. Ultimately, adults and children living in 3,085 households were interviewed.

In Wave 2 of L.A.FANS (2006 - 2008), Wave 1 respondents living in Los Angeles County were re-interviewed and updated information was collected on Wave 1 respondents who had moved away from Los Angeles County. A sample of individuals who moved into each sampled neighborhood between Waves 1 and 2 was also interviewed, for a total of 2,319 adults and 1,382 children (ages less than 18 years). Additional information on Waves 1 and 2 is available at the L.A.FANS website.

All randomly selected adults (RSA) and randomly selected children (RSC) respondents who completed a Wave 2 interview (N = 2,042) were originally considered for a Mixed Income Project (MIP) interview. Fifteen percent of these (N = 307) were randomly selected for a Field Test in 2011, and 202 interviews with eligible cases were completed. For the Main Study sample, a random probability sample of 1,209 of the remaining 1,735 eligible respondents was drawn, and 830 respondents ultimately completed interviews. Combining the Main Study sample with the Field Test sample yielded 1,032 complete MIP interviews, which were conducted between 2011 and 2013. Note that residents who left Los Angeles County or who were institutionalized, incapacitated, or deceased were excluded from both the Field Test and Main Study random samples.

Additional information on the project for Waves 1 and 2 survey design, sample, and variables are available from:

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Households in Los Angeles County who participated in Waves 1 or 2 of L.A.FANS.

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2021-03-04 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:

  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
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Notes

  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.