The Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey

Neighborhood Observations Codebook

by Christine E. Peterson, Narayan Sastry, Anne R. Pebley

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This codebook describes the content and structure of the Neighborhood Observations that were conducted in 2000 and 2001 as part of Wave 1 of the Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey. The Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey (L.A.FANS) is a longitudinal study of families and neighborhoods in Los Angeles County that also collected detailed individual and household data. L.A.FANS Neighborhood Observations were completed for 422 Census blocks in 65 Census tracts in Los Angeles County. Census blocks were the smallest geographic unit sampled for L.A.FANS, and all households selected for the study resided in one of these Census blocks. Neighborhood observations were completed for each face and any alleys in the Census block by trained interviewers. For each block an average of three independent observations were completed by separate interviewers.

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Table of Contents

  • Chapter One

    Overview of the L.A.FANS Neighborhood Observations

  • Chapter Two

    General Characteristics of the L.A.FANS Neighborhood Observations Data

  • Chapter Three

    Description of Data Files

  • Appendix A

    Frequencies For L.A.FANS Neighborhood Observations variables

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