National Household Education Survey, 2001 (ICPSR 3198)

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The National Household Education Survey (NHES) reports on the condition of education in the United States by collecting data at the household level rather than using a traditional, school-based data collection system. The surveys attempt to address many current issues in education, such as preprimary education, school safety and discipline, adult education, and activities related to citizenship. This survey included three topical survey components. The Early Childhood Program Participation (ECPP) Survey (Part 1) gathered information on the nonparental care arrangements and educational programs of preschool children, such as care by relatives, care by persons to whom they were not related, and participation in day care centers and preschool programs including Head Start. The Before- and After-School Programs and Activities (ASPA) Survey (Part 2) addressed relative and nonrelative care for school-age children during the out-of-school hours, including home schooling as well as participation in before- and/or after-school programs, activities, and self-care. The Adult Education and Lifelong Learning (AELL) Survey (Part 3) collected data such as type of program, employer support, and credential sought for participation in the following types of adult educational activities: English as a second language, adult basic education, credential programs, apprenticeships, work-related courses, and personal interest courses. Some information on work-related informal learning activities was gathered as well.

United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics. National Household Education Survey, 2001. [distributor], 2006-01-18.

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National sample of households.

National sample of household members in the United States.

random-digit-dial (RDD) telephone surveys



2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. NATIONAL HOUSEHOLD EDUCATION SURVEY, 2001. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept of Education, Institute of Education Sciences [producer], 2003. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003.

2006-01-18 File QU3198.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

2006-01-18 File UG3198.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

2003-10-30 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:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


  • 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.