Indicators of Child, Family, and Community Connections. National Study of the Changing Workforce (NSCW)


National Study of the Changing Workforce (NSCW)
Name: National Study of the Changing Workforce
Funder(s): Families and Work Institute, New York
General Description: The NSCW collects information on how work, family, and personal life fit together. The survey is based upon the Quality of Employment Survey (QES) conducted by the Department of Labor from 1969 through 1977. The NSCW addresses the issues in the QES with a strong business perspective and broader social and economic perspectives.
Design (cross-sectional vs. longitudinal; periodicity; mode of administration): Cross-sectional. The NSCW is a nationally representative survey of the nation's labor force conducted every five years. The first survey was conducted in 1992 with subsequent surveys in 1997 and 2002 (not yet released). The NSCW is a random-digit dial survey of households with telephones. Interviews are conducted using computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) technology.
Population: The NSCW is representative of employed workers in the U.S.
Sample Selection and Description: Sample eligibility was limited to people who 1) worked at a paid job or operated an income-producing business, 2) were 18 years or older, 3) were in the civilian labor force, 4) resided in the contiguous 48 states, and 5) lived in a noninstitutional residence with a telephone. One householder was randomly selected to be interviewed in houses where more than one person was eligible. The 1992 sample consisted of 3,718 respondents and the 1997 sample consisted of 3,551 respondents.
Age of Respondent: 18 years and older
Age of Child: Under 18 years of age
Indicators: Work-family stress

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