National Survey of America’s Families (NSAF)

Maintained/created by: The Urban Institute
Website: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/series/00216
Geographic unit of data: U.S. national, U.S. state

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Abstract:

Background

Users can download this dataset pertaining to the effects of federal policy changes decentralizing social programs from the federal government to the states on low-income families. Topics include: health care, income security, job training and social services. The National Survey of America’s Families (NSAF) is a multi-year project conducted by the Urban Institute and Child Trend. The NSAF tracks the effects of federal policy changes decentralizing social programs from the federal government to the states. This survey monitors program changes and changes in child, adult and family well-being, with a focus on low-income families. Social programs include: health care, income security, job training, and social service.

Data Notes

Users can download the dataset, which is available for SAS or SPSS. The NSAF is a cross-sectional household survey used to estimate child, adult and family well-being indicators. Data were collected in 1997, 1999 and 2002. Surveys were completed through random-digit-dial (RDD) telephone interviews with households with a telephone and face-to-face interviews were conducted among households without a telephone. Data are available on a national and state level.