Maintained/created by: The Urban Institute
Geographic unit of data: U.S. national, U.S. state
Keywords: access to health care, adult well-being, child, child care, child development, child support, child welfare, child well-being, childcare, children, cognition, family well-being, federal aid, food programs, health attitudes, health care, health insurance, health services utilization, healthcare, household composition, household income, income security, job training, living arrangements, low-income families, mental health, public assistance, social programs, social services, student attitudes, The Urban Institute, welfare
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.
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.