Characteristics and Dynamics of Homeless Families with Children. Endnotes


7 The surveys examined in this chapter were identified using a variety of sources. In addition to the surveys identified and examined in Chapter 2 and recommendations made by members of an Expert Panel brought together in July 2005 [see Chapter 3], surveys were identified through various web searches. Summaries and lists of databases, such as the list of public databases maintained by the American Sociological Association were also reviewed. Two recent government reports were also reviewed that discussed similar recent efforts at examining various Federal surveys to make more efficient use of these data collection sources. One was an inventory of Federal databases conducted for the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, as part of an assessment of major Federal databases for analyses of Latinos and Asian or Pacific Islander subgroups and Native Americans (Waksberg, Levine, and Marker, 2000). The second was a more recent review of Federal health surveys sponsored by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (AcademyHealth 2004).

8 In order to protect the confidentiality of their locations, group quarters will not include domestic violence shelters.

9 Since the NLS79 and NLS97 studies collect information on two distinct cohorts of households, and even use different data collection.

10 These numbers are from the PSID Guide available online at:

11 Only 3 percent of the initial NLSY97 interviews were done over the telephone, for example, compared to 8.7 percent of the interviews in 2000.

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