Public Use Data Sets

There are many public use data sets that contain data on fathers that have yet to be analyzed. These data sets are of high-quality and are free to access. The FRPN has compiled a list of relevant public use data sets focused on fatherhood and posted brief descriptions of each.

Supporting Resources

Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study Public Use Data

Nov 2014
This national study used a stratified random sample with 4,700 families (3,600 unwed couples and 1,100 married couples) across 21 cities. Baseline data were obtained from the biological mother and father, with follow-up interviews with both parents when the child was 12, 30 and 48 months old.
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Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES), 1997-2018

Nov 2014
This study collected descriptive information on the characteristics, experiences and outcomes of Head Start children and families, as well as the characteristics of the Head Start programs that served them.
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Survey of Income and Program Participation

Nov 2014
The SIPP was a longitudinal, multi-panel survey consisting of mostly adults in U.S. households. Data collection was intended to provide a better understanding on the effects of government programs as they relate to income distribution, wealth and poverty in order to improve the accuracy in reporting income, and evaluate the impact of the law.
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The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) Data Set

Nov 2014
The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) data collection began in June 2011 and will continue through May 2019. These face-to-face intereviews will include questions on: family life, marriage and divorce, infertility, contraception and health.
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Building Strong Families Data Set

Oct 2014
The Building Strong Families project explored the efficacy of programs geared towards improving child well-being and relationships of low-income couples.
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Community Healthy Marriage Data Set

Oct 2014
The study interviewed subjects between the ages of 18 to 49 from six community sites: three demonstration communities and three comparision communities. The data collection plan for this evaluation involved baseline and follow up surveys, administered approximately 24 months apart.
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Early Head Start Research and Evaluation (EHSRE) Study, 1996-2010

Nov 2010
The Early Head Start Research and Evaluation project is a rigorous, large-scale, random-assignment evaluation of Early Head Start.
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Supporting Healthy Marriage Data Set

Oct 2004
The Supporting Healthy Marriage study, led by MDRC, was an impact and implementation evaluation of healthy marriage education and related services for lower-income married couples with children provided by eight programs across the country.
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