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Data Sources on Parents

Parents in General

Demographic Information
The U.S. Census Bureau collected general data about households and families for the 2000 census. This data, with some accompanying analysis, is now available: Child Trends
A nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to improving the lives of children by conducting research and providing science-based information to improve the decisions, programs, and policies that affect children and their families.
  • collects and analyzes data
  • conducts, synthesizes, and disseminates research
  • designs and evaluates programs
  • and develops and tests promising approaches to research in the field.
One such effort is its report: The Urban Institute
A nonpartisan economic and social policy research organization. Driven by data, its research relies on:
  • primary sources such as the Census Bureau and other government agencies,
  • conducting interviews with households, public officials, and businesses.
Its policy research covers a range of topics, including The publication Marriage Promotion and the Living Arrangements of Black, Hispanic, and White Children examines living arrangements by race in America. It includes discussion of income variables and trends through recent years. This series of reports presents findings from the 1997, 1999, and 2002 rounds of the National Survey of America's Families (NSAF) as well as US Census Data.

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. conducts research to support decisions about our nation's most pressing social policy problems. Its research crisscrosses the human life span from children's health and welfare to long-term care for elderly people. It provides
  • evaluation expertise
  • direct data collection services
  • insight into the socioeconomic issues that drive public policy.
Its Early Childhood research area has a variety of publications relating to parenting, such as Empowering Parents and Improving Service Delivery for Children and Parents.

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