Indicators of Child, Family, and Community Connections. Data Sources


As noted above, the data presented in this chartbook come from many different sources. These include both well-known data sets such as the Current Population Survey (CPS) and the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) as well as lesser-known sources such as Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey. The data sources used for each indicator are listed below and described in more detail in Appendix A:

  • Current Population Survey
  • Giving and Volunteering in the United States
  • National Household Education Survey Programs
  • National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health
  • National Longitudinal Survey of Youth-1997
  • National Study of the Changing Workforce
  • National Survey of America's Families
  • National Survey of Families and Households
  • Panel Study of Income Dynamics
  • National Vital Statistics System
  • Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey

In addition, there are many other data sets that have the potential to inform our view of the social context of families that are not represented here due to the limited scale of the project. These include, among others:

  • National Survey of Family Growth
  • Survey of Income and Program Participation
  • National Health Interview Survey
  • American Community Survey
  • Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey-Kindergarten and Birth cohorts
  • Fragile Families Survey
  • Monitoring the Future
  • General Social Survey
  • National Compensation Survey
  • The Civic and Political Health of the Nation
  • National Family Violence Survey
  • National Crime Victimization Survey

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