National Survey of Families and Households, Wave 3: 2001-2003 NSFH, Wave 3 Version 2

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The National Survey of Families and Households (NSFH) is a longitudinal population-based survey series that seeks to examine the causes and consequences of change in American family and household structures. NSFH Wave 3 was conducted in 2001-2003 and represents the third follow-up survey. The Wave 3 sample included interviews with all NSFH Wave 1 main respondents and spouse/partner with a focal child eligible for the NSFH Wave 2 interviews, interviews with these focal children (now aged 18-34), and interviews with all other NSFH Wave 1 main respondents aged 45 and over in the year 2000, as well as their NSFH Wave 1 spouse/partner.

This study has been undertaken explicitly to provide a data resource for the research community at large and was designed with advice from a large number of consultants and correspondents. The substantive coverage has been kept broad to permit the holistic analysis of family experience from an array of theoretical perspectives.

The study design is cross-sectional, with several retrospective sequences.

Response Rates: 57%

Datasets:DS0: Study-Level FilesDS1: Main Interview Respondents and Spouses DatasetDS2: Roster 1 DatasetDS3: Roster 2 DatasetDS4: Roster 3 DatasetDS5: Union History DatasetDS6: Main Respondent Marriage History DatasetDS7: Focal Children DatasetDS8: Focal Children Household Member Roster DatasetDS9: Focal Respondent Union History FileDS10: Focal Respondent Marriage History FileDS11: Proxy Interview DatasetDS12: Status Dataset

Non-institutionalized, English or Spanish speaking population aged 19 and older, living in households within the United States. Smallest Geographic Unit: Region

Only a subset of the wave 1 sample was selected to re-interview due to budgetary constraints; parents of young adult children and respondents in mid-to-later life. The parent sample was comprised of main respondents with an eligible focal child. Focal children were eligible for a wave 3 interview if they were at least 3 years of age at wave 1 and had been eligible for a wave 2 interview (at least 10 years of age at time 2). All focal children were 18-34 years of age when interviewed at wave 3. The mid-to-later life sample was comprised of main respondents who did not have eligible focal children but who were 45 years and older at wave 3. The wave 3 sample did not include new spouses or partners currently living with the main respondent if different from the time 1 spouse or partner. Parents of the main respondents were also not selected for the sample. The total sample size was 18,554.

2018-06-06 The codebooks in this collection were edited to include the correct hyperlink for the NSFH study website.2018-05-24 This collection has been fully curated to include ASCII, R, tab-delimited, SPSS, SAS, and Stata data files, as well as PDF versions of the study documentation. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (HD21009). United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging (AG10266, AG045503, AG017266).

computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)

telephone interview

Identifier
DOI https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00171.v2
Metadata Access https://www.da-ra.de/oaip/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_dc&identifier=oai:oai.da-ra.de:641420
Provenance
Creator Bumpass, Larry L.; Sweet, James A.
Publisher Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Contributor United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging
Publication Year 2006
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Contact Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Representation
Language English
Resource Type Dataset; survey data
Discipline History