Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QK-032-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1976

Subject Area: Socialization, Students and Youth

Bibliographic Citation: National survey of children: wave I, 1976, and wave II, 1981.  [machine-readable data file] / Zill, Nicholas  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8670

Comments: This is probably superceded by QK-032-002.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 2 volumes hard copy.

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to assess the physical, social, and psychological well-being of American children, to develop a national profile of the way children in the United States live, to permit analysis of the relationships between the conditions of children's lives and measures of child development, and to examine the effects of marital disruption on the development of children and on the operation of single and multi-parent families. Information is provided on the child's well-being, family, experiences with family disruption, behavior, physical health, and mental health.

SOURCE: personal interviews, and self-enumerated forms

UNIVERSE: Children between the ages of seven and eleven, or born between September 1, 1964 and December 31, 1969, living in households in the 48 contiguous states.

NOTE: The first file, which contains data from both the 1976 and 1981 surveys, includes several derived variables. The second file, containing only 1976 data, is logical record length data but has 27 records per case. The third file contains original responses from the 1976, 1981, and 1987 waves plus additional created variables. This third wave is logical record length data but has 106 records per case.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 3 data files + machine-readable documentation + SPSS Control Cards.

DATA TYPE: survey data, and event/transaction data


TIME PERIOD: 1976, 1981, and 1987


FUNDING AGENCY: National Institute of Mental Health, the Foundation for Child Development, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

GRANT NUMBER: R1 MH34707A, 523395-1, HD21537, and 11599

SUBJECT TERMS: children. divorce. family. health. intra-family relations. living conditions. mental health. youth. United States.


Peterson, J.L., et al. ''Marital Disruption, Parent-Child Relationships, and Behavioral Problems in Children.'' JOURNAL OF MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY 48 (May 1986). Moore, K.A., et al. ''Parental Attitudes and the Occurrence of Early Sexual Activity.'' JOURNAL OF MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY 48 (November 1986). Furstenberg, F.F., et al. ''Sex Education and Sexual Experiences Among Adolescents.'' AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH 75 (November 1985).

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