Plan and operation of Cycle 6 of the National Survey of Family Growth.
ABSTRACT This report describes how Cycle 6 of the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) was designed, planned, and implemented. The NSFG is a national survey of women and men 15-44 years of age designed to provide national estimates of factors affecting pregnancy and birth rates; men's and women's health; and parenting. Cycle 6, conducted in 2002, was the first time the NSFG included a sample of males.
The survey used in-person, face-to-face interviews conducted by trained female interviewers. One person per household was interviewed from a national area probability sample in about 120 sample areas, with oversamples of teenagers, African Americans, and Hispanics. The data collection used computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI). Separate questionnaires were used for female and male respondents. The last section of the questionnaires used a technique called audio computer-assisted self-interviewing (ACASI). In order to control costs and nonresponse errors, survey managers statistically analyzed results from interviewers' visits to sampled households each day, and used those results to allocate interviewer labor and other resources more efficiently. This management improved response rates and made the sample more representative.
Over 12,500 interviews were completed, about 7,600 with females and about 4,900 with males. The response rate was about 80 percent for females and about 78 percent for males. The survey procedures were adapted during the fieldwork to achieve the desired response rates and to control costs.
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ABSTRACT: This report examines the feasibility and potential benefits of using existing survey data sets to provide reliable, timely information on marriage and divorce. It assesses the ability of a variety of data sets to produce marriage and divorce statistics at the national, state, and local levels. The main criterion is whether the existing survey data sets provide or can be modified to provide information on marriage and divorce rates, as was collected under the vital statistics system. To identify survey data sets that have the greatest potential for collecting marriage and divorce statistics, the research team established five evaluation criteria. These criteria are used to assess the surveys’ overall relevance and potential for providing marriage and divorce rates over time. The criteria are: (1) relevancy — survey data can be used to calculate marriage and divorce rates, (2) reliability — survey design is likely to provide estimates of marriage and divorce rates that match an external source, (3) representativeness — survey captures broad U.S. population and survey provides state and/or local level estimates, (4) ongoing — survey is planned to continue into foreseeable future, and (5) contains correlates of interest — survey includes correlates and outcomes of interest to research and policy communities. Based on these criteria, three data sets are identified as having the greatest potential for measuring marriage and divorce statistics. These data sets are: 1) The American Community Survey (ACS); 2) The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG); and 3) The Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP).SSRN Electronic Journal 01/2008; DOI:10.2139/ssrn.2206390