Survey Methods And Data Reliability, 1997 and 1999

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Survey Methods And Data Reliability, 1997 and 1999

Abstract

The 1999 National Survey of America's Families (NSAF), like its 1997 counterpart, is a survey of the economic, health, and social characteristics of children, adults under the age of 65, and their families. NSAF data collection was conducted for the Urban Institute and Child Trends by Westat. Interviews in 1999 were obtained from over 42,000 households, yielding information on more than 109,000 persons under age 65. The scope and design of the 1997 survey was similar, with over 44,000 interviewed households and again about 109,000 nonelderly persons.

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