Online Data Archive

National Survey of Families and Households (NSFH)

The National Survey of Families and Households is designed to gather data on a broad range of family issues: cohabitation/marital history, family structure and relationships, and attitudes towards marriage and family. It is a longitudinal study on the causes and consequences of the changes happening in the families and households in the U.S. Three waves of surveys were conducted in 1987-1988, 1992-1994 and 2001-2003. For more information about the National Survey of Families and Households studies and their data sets, please read the study descriptions for each of the wave above.

An Online Tool/BADGIR allows NSFH users to search for variables of interest and create custom extracts in SAS, SPSS, STATA, Excel and raw ASCII format. Registration is required before you download data from BADGIR. Better Access to Data for Global Interdisciplinary Research (BADGIR) is an on-line data archive at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The archive is a cooperative venture organized by the Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) with contributions from the Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE) and the Data and Information Services Center (DISC). Computing services are provided by the Social Science Computing Cooperative (SSCC).

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