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The Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey, Wave 2

User's Guide and Codebook

Published Jan 20, 2012

by Christine E. Peterson, Anne R. Pebley, Narayan Sastry, Karen Yuhas, Bonnie Ghosh-Dastidar, Ann C. Haas, Jesse Gregory, Marianne P. Bitler

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The Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey (L.A.FANS) is a longitudinal study of families in Los Angeles County and of the neighborhoods in which they live. This codebook covers the second wave of L.A.FANS. Fieldwork for Wave 1 was begun in April 2000 and was completed in January 2002. Fieldwork for the second wave took place between August 2006 and December 2008. L.A.FANS was designed to answer key research and policy questions in three areas: the effects of neighborhoods and families on children's development; the effects of welfare reform at the neighborhood level; and the process of residential mobility and neighborhood change. L.A.FANS also provides a data set for studying other important social, economic, and policy issues, including: adult health and health disparities, immigrant well-being, social ties and neighborhood interaction, marriage patterns, ethnic identity, family survival strategies, family dynamics, health insurance coverage, and self-reported vs. measured health status.

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