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Study Report

Study Number: SA-035-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1990

Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Self and Society

Bibliographic Citation: Survey of parents and children, 1990: [United States].  [machine-readable data file] / National Commission on Children  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9595

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy; machine-readable OSIRIS dictionary.

Abstract: This data collection was designed to assess the well-being, attitudes, and life circumstances of American families. Interviews were conducted with a sample of parents and with their children between the ages of 10 and 17. Children were asked questions about their neighborhood and school, such as whether they thought their neighborhood was a good place for children to grow up, whether they liked school, and whether they experienced peer pressure to engage in various behaviors. They were also asked how they spent their time during the summer, whether they could confide in their parents, and whether they often spent time in the house alone. Children who did not reside with their biological parents were asked about frequency and nature of contact with biological parents. Additional questions concerned weekend, after-school, and family activities. Parents were asked similar questions about their children's activities and behavior, as well as questions about their own attitudes and concerns regarding parenting.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: Parents in the continental United States living with their children.

SAMPLE: National sample of 1,738 parents in the continental United States living with their children. Households with children aged 10 and over were oversampled, as were households with Black and Hispanic children. A sample of 929 children aged 10-17 living in households selected for the study was also interviewed.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation (text) + database dictionary.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

TIME PERIOD: 1990

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1990

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: NONNUM/ BLANKS

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