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Relationship Strengths in Married Families: Marital Quality and Parent-Adolescent Relationships, Data and Variable Codebook

Principle Investigator: Elizabeth C. Hair, Child Trends

Project Page: Relationship Strengths in Married Families


This data set is based on variables from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY), 1997 cohort, rounds 1-8. The NLSY-97 is a national representative sample of adolescents who were ages 12-16 in 1997 and were surveyed over time. This data set is limited to respondents who were 12 to 14 years old in December and whose parents were married at the time of the interview. While the NLSY-97 has a broad array of variables, the data set is limited to those variables used in the analysis for this project. More information about the analyses can be found in the individual project reports and research briefs. A list of these products can be found at The SAS program for creating all of the variables and the variable codebook are provided with the final analytic dataset.

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