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. L.A.FANS was originally 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. 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 diverse stratified probability sample of 65 neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. In Wave 2 of L.A.FANS, the authors attempted to reinterview in person all primary respondents from Wave 1 who were residing in Los Angeles County, whether or not they continued to live in their Wave 1 neighborhoods. In addition, they interviewed a sample of individuals who moved into each sampled neighborhood between Waves 1 and 2. Fieldwork for the second wave of L.A.FANS took place between August 2006 and December 2008.
Pebley, Anne R., Christine E. Peterson, Narayan Sastry, and Karen Yuhas, The Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey, Wave 2: Household Questionnaires. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2010. https://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR240z21.html.
Pebley, Anne R., Christine E. Peterson, Narayan Sastry, and Karen Yuhas, The Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey, Wave 2: Household Questionnaires, RAND Corporation, WR-240/21-LAFANS, 2010. As of November 29, 2023: https://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR240z21.html