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National Household Education Survey, 2005

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Household Education Survey (NHES) Series
Publication Date
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
adult education; after school programs; basic skills; caregivers; child care; child development; early childhood education; educational programs; English as a Second Language; families; Head Start; home environment; home schooling; households; parental attitudes; preschool children; school age children
  • Abstract

    The National Household Education Survey (NHES) reports on the condition of education in the United States by collecting data at the household level rather than using a traditional, school-based data collection system. The surveys attempt to address many current issues in education, such as preprimary education, school safety and discipline, adult education, and activities related to citizenship. This survey included three topical survey components. The Early Childhood Program Participation Survey addressed the nonparental care and program participation of preschool children, that is, children from birth through age six and not yet enrolled in kindergarten or higher grades. The survey collected information on all of the child's current, regular care arrangements, such as care by a relative or by someone not related to the child, in a private home as well as at a day care center or preschool, including Head Start. Information was collected about the number of hours per week or per month that the child received nonparental care, as well as parental perceptions of the factors associated with choosing such care. Other information was collected on topics such as educational activities at home, emerging literacy and numeracy, the child's characteristics (including health and disability status), and parent/guardian and household characteristics. Interviews were completed with parents of 7,209 preschool children.; The After-School Programs and Activities Survey focused on children enrolled in kindergarten through eighth grade who were aged 15 years or younger. Parents reported on the after-school arrangements in which their children participated, including care by relatives or nonrelatives in a private home, after-school programs in schools or centers, activities that might provide adult supervision in the after-school hours, and children's self-care. Other information includes reasons for choosing parental care, the child's characteristics (including health and disability status), and parent/guardian and household characteristics. Interviews were conducted with the parents of 11,684 students.; The Adult Education Survey measured participation in the following types of formal educational activities: English as a Second Language (ESL), basic skills and General Education Development (GED) preparation courses, college or university degree or certificate programs, vocational or technical diploma programs, apprenticeship programs, courses or training for work-related reasons, and personal-interest classes or courses. In addition, information was collected on participation in informal learning activities for personal interest. The survey also gathered information on employer support for educational activities. Detailed information about educational attainment, employment, and household characteristics was also collected from both participants and nonparticipants. Adults aged 16 and older who were not enrolled in twelfth grade or below, who were noninstitutionalized, and who were not serving on active military duty were eligible for this survey. Interviews were completed with 8,904 respondents, 4,732 of whom had participated in formal educational activities in the past year and 4,172 of whom had not.;
  • Methods

    Response Rates: The overall unit response rates for the Screener, the ECPP Survey, the ASPA Survey, and the AE Survey are 66.9 percent, 56.4 percent, 56.3 percent, and 47.6 percent, respectively.
  • Abstract


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Early Childhood Program Participation
    • DS2: After-School Programs and Activities
    • DS3: Adult Education
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2005
  • Collection date: 2005-01--2005-04
  • 2005-01 / 2005-04
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
National sample of household members in the United States.
National sample of households.
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 4599 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR04599.v1
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  • Breit-Smith, A., Cabell, S.Q., Justice, L.M.. Home literacy experiences and early childhood disability: A descriptive study using the national household education surveys (NHES) program database. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools.41, (1), 96-107.2010.
    • ID: 10.1044/0161-1461(2009/08-0048) (DOI)
  • Kahn, Jessica M., Greenberg, Joy Pastan. Factors predicting early childhood education and care use by immigrant families. Social Science Research.39, (4), 642-651.2010.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2010.03.007 (DOI)
  • Kim, Jinseok, Fram, Maryah Stella. Profiles of choice: Parents' patterns of priority in child care decision-making. Early Childhood Research Quarterly.24, (1), 77-91.2009.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.ecresq.2008.10.001 (DOI)
  • Miller, Carissa Moffat. The Role of Adult Education Participation in Successful Aging. Dissertation, University of Idaho. 2009.
  • Romero, Mariajose. Guide to Datasets for Research and Policymaking in Child Care and Early Education. Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, User guide. 2009.
  • Montes, Guillermo, Halterman, Jill S.. Association of childhood autism spectrum disorders and loss of family income. Pediatrics.121, (4), e821-e826.2008.
    • ID: 10.1542/peds.2007-1594 (DOI)
  • Smith, M. Cecil, Smith, Thomas J.. Low-education adults' participation in informal learning activities: Relationships with selected demographic characteristics. Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal.2, (2), 67-73.2008.
  • Swenson, Kendall. Child Care Arrangements in Urban and Rural Areas. PB2009102944, Washington, DC: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. 2008.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Greenberg, Joy Pastan. Early Childhood Education and Care Policies and Children's Care Arrangements from 1991-2005: Evidence from the National Household Education Survey. Dissertation, Columbia University. 2007.
  • Provasnik, Stephen, KewalRamani, Angelina, Coleman, Mary McLaughlin, Gilbertson, Lauren, Herring, Will, Xie, Qingshu. Status of Education in Rural America. NCES 2007-040.Washington, DC: United States Department of of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. 2007.
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  • Carver, Priscilla R., Iruka, Iheoma U.. After-School Programs and Activities: 2005. National Household Education Surveys Program of 2005.E.D. TAB. NCES 2006, Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. 2006.
  • Iruka, I. U., Carver, P. R.. Initial Results from the 2005 NHES Early Childhood Program Participation Survey. National Household Education Surveys Program of 2005.NCES 2006-075, Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. 2006.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Lawrence, Sharmila, Kreader, J. Lee. School-age Child Care Arrangements. Research-to-Policy Connections.No. 4, New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections. 2006.
    • ID: (URL)
  • O'Donnell, Kevin, Chapman, Chris. Adult Education Participation in 2004-05. National Household Education Surveys Program of 2005.NCES 2006-077, Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. 2006.
    • ID: (URL)

Update Metadata: 2019-09-04 | Issue Number: 7 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics (2007): National Household Education Survey, 2005. Archival Version. National Household Education Survey (NHES) Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.