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National Survey of Families and Households, 1987-1988 [United States]: Wave I

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Access to Files:Data and Documentation
Title:National Survey of Families and Households, 1987-1988 [United States]: Wave I
Study Number:270
Catalog Date:03/25/1999
Primary Investigator(s):Bumpass, Larry L., and James A. Sweet.
Source:DPLS
Access Restrictions:No
Abstract:This collection provides data on the family experience in the United States. At a time when the range of family structures is becoming more and more diverse, this study permits a close examination of the resulting family compositions and household operations. One adult, the primary respondent, was chosen from each of 13,017 households in the study. In addition to the main interview conducted with the primary respondent, a shorter, self-administered questionnaire was given to the spouse or cohabitating partner. Data were gathered on the composition of families and on the relationship of household members to each other, including marriage, separation, and divorce histories, adoption, child custody arrangements, and stepfamily relations. Respondents were also asked about the quality of their relationships with their parents, children, and in-laws. Information on economic well-being is also provided, including earnings from wages, self-employment income, interest, dividends, investments, pensions, Social Security, public assistance, and child support/alimony. Demographic variables include sex, age, and marital status.
Universe:Non-institutionalized population aged 19 and older or married in the contiguous United States.

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