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 document describes the telephone questionnaires that were used in Wave 2 of L.A.FANS. 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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