Child Poverty

The Child Poverty Data Archive, funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, is a comprehensive collection of data sets on child well being and poverty. The archive provides descriptive and comparative data on: the structure of child well-being and poverty; factors that contribute to poverty and child-well being; the consequences of child poverty; and evaluations of education, welfare, and other programs related to child well-being and poverty.

Individual Studies in the Child Poverty Collection

American Housing Survey

1999 American Housing Survey of the United States
Investigators: Bureau of the Census for the Department of Housing and Urban Development
This study answers many questions about housing units and households in the United States and includes data on apartments, single-family homes, mobile homes, vacant homes, family composition, income, housing and neighborhood quality, housing costs, equipment, fuels, size of housing unit, and recent movers.
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Population Survey

2001 Current Population Surveys: Annual Demographic Survey (also known as March Supplement)
Investigators: United States Census Bureau & Bureau of Labor Statistics
The CPS is the nation's primary source of labor force statistics for the entire population and is the source of numerous high-profile economic statistics including the Nation's unemployment rate and provides data on the wide range of issues relating to employment and earnings.
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Food Stamp Program Quality Control

2000 Food Stamp Program Quality Control Database (FSPQC)
Investigators: Mathematica Policy Research Inc. for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service
The FSPQC database contains detailed demographic, economic, and Food Stamp Program eligibility information for a nationally representative sample of 46,963 FSP units. These data, which are produced annually, are ideal for tabulations of the characteristics of food stamp units and for simulating the impact of various reforms to the FSP on current FSP sites.
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Youth Victimization Prevention

National Youth Victimization Prevention Survey, 1992-1994
Investigators: David Finkelhor
The primary goals of this study were to derive estimates of various forms of victimization among youths and to obtain children's assessments of the victimization prevention programs which many schools have begun offering over the previous decade.
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Income and Program Participation

Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)
Investigators: United States Census Bureau
The main objective of the SIPP is to provide accurate and comprehensive information about income and program participation of individuals and households in the United States, and about the principal determinants of income and program participation.
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Health and Nutrition Examination

Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), Household Youth Data, 1988-94
Investigators: United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
NHANES III is the seventh in a series of national examination studies conducted in the United States beginning in 1960, contributing to knowledge of public health in the United States and to the formulation and conduct of public health policy.
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Child Abuse and Neglect

Third National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS-3), September 5 through December 4, 1993
Investigators: Andrew J. Sedlak, Irene Hantman, & Dana Schultz
The NIS-3 provides updated estimates of the incidence of child abuse and neglect in the United States and offers an important perspective on the scope of child abuse and neglect. The NIS includes children who were investigated by child protective service (CPS) agencies, but it also obtains data on children seen by community professionals who were not reported to CPS or who were screened out by CPS without investigation.
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Welfare Children Families

Welfare, Children, and Families: The Three-Cities Study Collection on CD-ROM
Investigators: Andrew J. Cherlin, Ronald Angel, Linda Burton, P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Robert Moffitt, William Julius Wilson, & Johns Hopkins University
This is a longitudinal study of children and their caregivers in low-income families that were living in low-income neighborhoods in three cities in 1999. The purpose of the study is to investigate the consequences of policy changes resulting from the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. The comprehensive collection includes a collection of ALL the studies undertaken as part of the larger study (5 datasets).
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Welfare Children Families

Welfare, Children, and Families: A Three-City Study (Boston, Chicago, and San Antonio), Wave 3, February 2005 – January 2006
Investigators: Andrew Cherlin, Ronald Angel, Linda Burton, P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Robert Moffitt, & William Julius Wilson
This is wave 3 of a longitudinal study of children and their caregivers in low-income families that were living in low-income neighborhoods in three cities. The purpose of the study is to investigate the consequences of policy changes resulting from the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996.
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Welfare Children Families

Welfare, Children, and Families: A Three-City Study (Boston, Chicago, and San Antonio), Embedded Development Study, Wave 2, 2000-2001
Investigators: P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Ronald Angel, Linda Burton, Andrew Cherlin, Robert Moffitt, & William Julius Wilson
This study is part of an ongoing research project in Boston, Chicago, and San Antonio to monitor the consequences of welfare reform for the well-being of children and families. The Wave 2 Embedded Developmental Study (EDS), which is a part of the longitudinal follow-up, includes interviews of a subset of children 3-6 years of age and their caregivers. It consists of videotaped assessments of children's behaviors, caregiver-child interactions, and observations of childcare settings.
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Welfare Children Families

Welfare, Children, and Families: A Three-City Study (Boston, Chicago, and San Antonio), Wave 2, September 2000 - June 2001
Investigators: Andrew Cherlin, Ronald Angel, Linda Burton, P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Robert Moffitt, & William Julius Wilson
This is wave 2 of a longitudinal study of children and their caregivers in low-income families that were living in low-income neighborhoods in three cities. The purpose of the study is to investigate the consequences of policy changes resulting from the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996.
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Welfare Chilfren Families

Welfare, Children, and Families: A Three-City Study (Boston, Chicago, and San Antonio) Embedded Developmental Study, Wave 1, 1999
Investigators: P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Ronald Angel, Linda Burton, Andrew Cherlin, Robert Moffitt, & William Julius Wilson
This is a longitudinal study of children and their caregivers in low-income families that were living in low-income neighborhoods in three cities in 1999. The Embedded Developmental Study was developed to gain a more detailed and valid picture of the environments and processes that affect children during early childhood that cannot be obtained through standard survey instruments.
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Welfare Chilfren Families

Welfare, Children, and Families: A Three-City Study, Wave 1
Investigators: Andrew J. Cherlin, Ronald Angel, Linda Burton, P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Robert Moffitt, & William Julius Wilson
This is a longitudinal study of children and their caregivers in low-income families that were living in low-income neighborhoods in three cities in 1999. The purpose of the study is to investigate the consequences of policy changes resulting from the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996.
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Youth Risk Behavior Surveys

Youth Risk Behavior Surveys: 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, and 2001
Investigators: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) is an epidemiologic surveillance system that was established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor the prevalence of youth behaviors that most influence health.
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