Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey (L.A.FANS), Wave 1, Restricted Data Version 1, 2000-2001

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Pebley, Anne R.
  • Sastry, Narayan
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey (L.A.FANS) Series
Publication Date
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (U.S.)
  • National Institute of Aging
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • National Institutes of Health (U.S.). Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
  • United States. Health Resources and Services Administration
  • United States. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
  • Los Angeles County (Calif.)
  • Russell Sage Foundation
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
adult health status; child care; child development; child health status; cognitive ability; employment; family relationships; family structure; health care; health services utilization; household composition; housing conditions; immigration; income; living conditions; neighborhood characteristics; neighborhoods; occupations; public program participation; schools
  • Abstract

    This study includes a restricted data file for Wave 1 of the L.A.FANS data. To compare L.A.FANS restricted data, version 1 with other restricted data versions, see the table on the series page for the L.A.FANS data here. Data in this study are designed for use with the public use data files for L.A.FANS, Wave 1 (study 1). This file adds only a few variables to the L.A.FANS, Wave 1 public use files. Specifically, it adds a "pseudo-tract ID" which is a number from 1 to 65, randomly assigned to each census tract (neighborhood) in the study. It is not possible to link pseudo-tract IDs in any way to real tract IDs or other neighborhood characteristics. However, pseudo-tract IDs permit users to conduct analyses which take into account the clustered sample design in which neighborhoods (tracts) were selected first and then individuals were sampled within neighborhoods. Pseudo-tract IDs do so because they identify which respondents live in the same neighborhood. It also includes certain variables, thought to be sensitive, which are not available in the public use data. These variables are identified in the L.A.FANS Wave 1 Users Guide and Codebook. Finally, some distance variables and individual characteristics which are treated in the public use data to make it harder to identify individuals are provided in an untreated form in the Version 1 restricted data file. A Users' Guide which explains the design and how to use the samples are available for Wave 1 at the RAND website. Additional information on the project, survey design, sample, and variables are available from: Sastry, Narayan, Bonnie Ghosh-Dastidar, John Adams, and Anne R. Pebley (2006). The Design of a Multilevel Survey of Children, Families, and Communities: The Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey, Social Science Research, Volume 35, Number 4, Pages 1000-1024; The Users' Guides (Wave 1 and Wave 2) ; RAND Documentation Reports page;
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Abstract


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Module Status Version 1 Restricted Variables
    • DS2: Household Individual-level Roster Module Version 1 Restricted Variables
    • DS3: Household Roster Module Version 1 Restricted Variables
    • DS4: Household Income and Assets Module Version 1 Restricted Variables
    • DS5: Household Income Module Version 1 Restricted Variables
    • DS6: Imputed Household Income Module Version 1 Restricted Variables
    • DS7: Adult Module Version 1 Restricted Variables
    • DS8: Event History Calendar Module Version 1 Restricted Variables
    • DS9: Primary Care Giver Module Version 1 Restricted Variables
    • DS10: Parent-Child Module Version 1 Restricted Variables
    • DS11: Child Module Version 1 Restricted Variables
    • DS12: Woodcock-Johnson Assessment Module Version 1 Restricted Variables
    • DS13: Household Observations Module Version 1 Restricted Variables
    • DS14: Household Weights Module Version 1 Restricted Variables
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2000--2001
  • 2000 / 2001
  • Collection date: 2000-04--2002-01
  • 2000-04 / 2002-01
Geographic Coverage
  • California
  • Los Angeles
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Households in Los Angeles County Smallest Geographic Unit: County
L.A.FANS is based on a stratified random sample of 65 neighborhoods (census tracts) in Los Angeles County, California. Poor neighborhoods were oversampled. In Wave I, an average of 41 households were randomly selected and interviewed within each neighborhood, including an oversample of households with children under 18. Within each household, both adults and children were sampled and interviewed. Each sampled person was interviewed in the first wave and tracked and reinterviewed in the second wave, whether they remained in the neighborhood or moved elsewhere in Los Angeles County. Information on Wave 1 respondents who could not be reinterviewed in Wave 2 was collected from other household members. In the second wave, a fresh sample of households that had moved into the neighborhood in the period between waves was also selected and interviewed. The first wave (L.A.FANS-1), which was fielded between April 2000 and January 2002, interviewed adults and children living in 3,085 households in a stratified probability sample of 65 neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. The samples of neighborhoods and individuals were representative of neighborhoods and residents of Los Angeles County. Poorer neighborhoods and households with children were oversampled. In Wave 2 of L.A.FANS, Wave 1 respondents living in Los Angeles County were reinterviewed and updated information was collected on Wave 1 respondents who had moved away from Los Angeles County. A sample of individuals who moved into each sampled neighborhood between Waves 1 and 2 was also interviewed, for a total of 2,319 adults and 1,382 children (ages less than 18 years). Additional information on the project is available at the L.A.FANS website.
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI)
  • computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)
  • coded on-site observation
  • cognitive assessment test
  • face-to-face interview
  • self-enumerated questionnaire
  • telephone interview
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 37242 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2019-04-08 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-04-08