Family Exchanges Study Wave 1 Archival Version

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The Family Exchanges Study Wave 1 (FESI) was conducted in 2008 by the Institute for Survey Research at Temple University. The original 634 "target" or core sample was recruited from African American and White respondents aged 40-60 living in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties--Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery. To be eligible for the study, respondents had to have at least one living parent and one living offspring over 18 years of age. Temple University sought to recruit the parents, spouse, and up to three offspring over 18 years of age into the study. All target, parent, and spouse surveys were conducted by telephone. Offspring were given the option of completing the survey by telephone or web. A total of 337 parents, 511 offspring (with another 80 by web and 1 listed as other for a total of 592), and 197 spouses were successfully recruited into the first wave of the study. This collection includes four data files, one for each type of participant: target, spouse, parent, and offspring. For each of these participants, there are data related to relationships with other family members, perceptions of family members, and views on key social issues. Demographic information includes gender, marital status, education level, religion, age, race, ethnicity, and employment status. The purpose of the Family Exchanges Study was to expand knowledge of intergenerational transfers by addressing the psychological processes underlying family support. Of specific interest were how and why individuals choose between self, spouse, parent, and children, as well as how they choose among multiple parents or stepparents and children in allocation of their time, emotional energy, and material assets. The study explored how people's motives differ with regard to tangible and non-tangible allocations in both the present and future time frames. The data are not weighted and do not contain any weights. 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.. Presence of Common Scales: Familialism Scale, Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI), Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) Response Rates: 75 percent of target adults, 74 percent of parents, 75 percent of offspring, 73 percent of spouses Adults aged 40-60 living in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties -- Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery -- with at least one living parent and one living offspring over 18 years of age. Smallest Geographic Unit: None The target populations were White and African Americans between 40 and 60 years of age living in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties -- Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery. A listed household sample of 13,892 telephone numbers was purchased from Genesys Sampling Systems. The list contained a variety of information about the household that could be used to target selected groups including age/gender of family members, income, dwelling unit size, etc. Genesys also identified and targeted for sample selection census blocks with high densities of Whites and African Americans. Phone numbers were randomly selected from the listed household database, using age and gender as the selection variables. 2016-04-14 This collection has been fully curated, and was updated to include SPSS, SAS, and Stata data and setup files, a tab-delimited data file, an R data file, and PDF codebooks, questionnaires, and other documentation. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging (AG027769). computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI), telephone interview, web-based surveyThe linking variable FAMID can be used to link the four datasets.This collection represents the first wave of the Family Exchanges Study. ICPSR has not received additional waves of the Family Exchanges Study at this time. For more information, please refer to the Family Exchanges Study Web site.

Identifier
DOI http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.3886/ICPSR36360
Related Identifier DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR36360.v1
Metadata Access https://www.da-ra.de/oaip/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_dc&identifier=oai:oai.da-ra.de:467473
Provenance
Creator Fingerman, Karen
Publisher ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Contributor United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging
Publication Year 2016
Rights Delivery;This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Contact ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Representation
Language English
Resource Type Dataset;survey data
Coverage
Discipline Not stated
Spatial Coverage {Pennsylvania,Philadelphia,"United States","2008-01 - 2008-10","Time period: 2008-01--2008-10","2007-01 - 2008-10","Collection date: 2007-01--2008-10"}
Temporal Coverage {Pennsylvania,Philadelphia,"United States","2008-01 - 2008-10","Time period: 2008-01--2008-10","2007-01 - 2008-10","Collection date: 2007-01--2008-10"}