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

Resource Type
Dataset : observational 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
housing conditions; neighborhood characteristics; neighborhood conditions
  • Abstract

    This study is a restricted data file of data from the L.A.FANS Neighborhood Observation Study, an in-person observational by trained L.A.FANS interviewers of the census blocks on which L.A.FANS respondents lived during L.A.FANS Wave 1. Interviewers were trained to walk each block face and record social and physical observations on precoded check sheets. Each block face was observed by several different interviewers working independently at different times of the day and week. These data are designed to be used with L.A.FANS Wave-1 survey interview data restricted versions 2.5 or 3 to provide data on the census block and census tract in which individual respondents lived. A separate application is required for access to the Restricted Neighborhood Observation Data, 2000-2001. Users who apply for these restricted data: (1) will not receive any additional public-use data and (2) must also be approved for using restricted version 2.5 or 3. The study is described in detail in the L.A.FANS Neighborhood Observations Codebook. Further information is available in: Jones, M., Pebley, A. R., and Sastry, N. (2011). Eyes on the block: Measuring urban physical disorder through in-person observation. Social Science Research, 40(2), 523-537.
  • 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: Neighborhood Observation Cover File
    • DS2: Neighborhood Physical and Social Observations File
    • DS3: Alley Observations File
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2000--2001
  • 2000 / 2001
  • Collection date: 2000--2001
  • 2000 / 2001
Geographic Coverage
  • California
  • Los Angeles
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Households in Los Angeles County Smallest Geographic Unit: Census block
L.A.FANS is based on a stratified random sample of 65 neighborhoods (census tracts) in Los Angeles County, California. Poor neighborhoods/tracts were oversampled. Within each tract, census blocks were sampled with probability proportional to population size. Households were selected for interview in Wave 1 from among the addresses within sampled census blocks.
Collection Mode
  • coded on-site observation
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
  • 37272 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

Pebley, Anne R.; Sastry, Narayan (2019): Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey (L.A.FANS), Restricted Neighborhood Observations Data, 2000-2001. Version 1. Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey (L.A.FANS) Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.