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Study Report

Study Number: QP-009-003-2-1-United States-DISC-2001

Subject Area: Family Planning and Fertility

Bibliographic Citation: National survey of families and households (NSFH), wave 3 (2001-2003).  [machine-readable data file] / Sweet, James A.  [principal investigator(s)] / Data and Information Services Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: NSFH3

Date Accessioned: 10/16/2015

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data and document files were received from the Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA).

Access Status: Unrestricted access

Documentation: Codebook, methodology, questionnaire/schedule, skip map, layout and metadata files are in machine readable format.

Abstract: Due to budget constraint, only a subset of the original sample was interviewed in wave 3. The subset consists of main respondents 45 and older by January 1, 2001 with no focal children and respondents who have a focal child, wave 1 spouses or partners of main respondents and respondents' eligible focal children (age 18-34 in wave 3). For main respondents who were deceased or too ill to be interviewed and who did not have a spouse/partner to be interviewed, proxy interviews were conducted. The instruments for respondents and their spouses/partners were the same. The focal child's questionnaire was shorter and very similar to that used in the older focal child interview in wave 2. The proxy interview used the same instrument from the wave 2 proxy interview. When all the interviews were completed, information on the 2nd follow-up survey was collected from 4,600 respondents, 2,677 spouses/partners, 1,952 focal children and 924 proxy interviews. Information collected in wave 3 included living arrangements, histories of marriage, cohabitation, education, fertility, employment, marital and parenting relationships, kin contact, and economic and psychological well-being.

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