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Migration Data Sets: Education, Housing, Welfare

Please note:  This dataset collection was made possible through a BPC Pilot Grant to explore migration-related data; only data with migration-related variables are listed here.

last updated: July 20, 2010

Adult Education Survey (AE)
Survey examining the educational experiences of persons aged 16 and older who were not enrolled in 12th grade or below in 2005.  8,904 respondents.

Adult Education and Lifelong Learning Survey (AELL)
Survey examining educational activities for adults such as English as a Second language, basic skills education and others.  Adults aged 16 and older not enrolled in grade 12 or below in 2001.  10,873 respondents.

Adult Education for Work-Related Reasons (AEWR)
Nationally representative survey of persons aged 16 and older residing in the U.S. asking about their work-related educational training.  12,725 respondents.

American Housing Survey (AHS)
Nationally representative sample of housing units each year from 1973-81 and every two years since then, surveying aspects of the unit such as occupancy demographics, year built, modifications, property value and more. Longitudinal. Immigration-related variables not included until National Micro-data samples from 1997 (citizenship); most not added until 2001 (country-of-origin, year of entry into the U.S.).  50,000 - 55,000 units generally sampled since 1997; many units followed across time.

Annual Survey of Jails
Survey of jail population annually since 1982; focuses on admissions, releases, growth, and population characteristics. Stratified random sample of jurisdictions.  Immigrant related variable (foreign-born, not a citizen) not included until 1987. Every fifth year the National Jail Census is surveyed instead.

Before- and After-School Programs and Activities Survey (ASPA)
Survey examining the before- and after-school activities of 9,583 public, private, and homeschooled children in kindergarten to 8th grade.

California Work Pays Demonstration Project: County Welfare Administrative Data
Over 20,900 California welfare records examining poverty, government program use and access to health care; for years 1992-98.

Canada: Adult Education and Training Survey (AETS)
Survey series assessing adult education and training of Canadian residents in 1990, 92, 94, 98 and 2003.  Nationally representative of non-institutionalized persons aged 15 and older.  Stratified multi-stage design.

Canada: School Leavers Survey
1991 survey and 1995 follow-up to assess characteristics of high school drop-outs in Canada, including demographics and work experiences.  9,460 respondents aged 18-20 in 1991.  Stratified random sample.

Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating (CSGVP) 2004
2004 survey of over 20,500 Canadian residents aged 15 and older to assess their involvement in and donations to community and nonprofit organizations. 

Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey (ECLS) Kindergartners
Longitudinal study of experiences and characteristics of 21,260 kindergartners in fall and spring 1998-99.  Includes demographic and other information about parents, teachers and principals.

Early Childhood Program Participation Survey (ECPP)
Survey assessing childcare and education for preschool aged children in 2005.  Targeted children from birth to age 6 not yet enrolled in kindergarten; 7,209 respondents.

Ethiopian Rural Household Surveys (ERHS)
Surveys in 1989, 1994, 1995, 1997 in Ethiopia collected information on household farming activities, socio-economic characteristics, health and food-security issues.  450 households in 1989; not representative of all regions; more households and regions added later.

The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study
Examines health, development and home environment of over 5,000 children born in the U.S. between 1998 and 2000; oversample of births to unmarried couples.

National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL)
Survey examining reading and writing skills and habits of over 18,000 adults and 1,200 inmates from federal prisons 2004.  Black and Hispanic oversamples; representative of U.S. population aged 16 and older.

National Longitudinal Survey of Freshman  (NLSF)
Study examining the educational experiences, perceptions, habits and social relationships of 3,728 college freshman in several waves, beginning in 1999.  Roughly equal numbers of African American, Asian, Latino, and White students were selected through a targeted sample of 28 selective U.S. colleges and universities.

National Survey for Children and Families (NSCF)
Survey assessing health and wellbeing of 8,726 children and young adults who have used or applied to use Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.  Nationally representative, two-stage probability sample design.

National Survey of America's Families (NSAF)
Survey of socio-demographics, health, employment, welfare use and well-being of children and families in the U.S.  Nationally representative samples; frame design varies by round of survey. Over 48,000 families surveyed in 1997 round; 46,000 families in 1999 and 43,000 families in 2002; some overlap between samples. 

2004 National Survey of Latinos: Education
Nationally representative sample of 3,421 adults aged 18 and older surveyed Latinos at the end of 2003 about their opinions and attitudes toward education including attitudes toward public schools and legislation targeting education.  Stratified sample design.

National Survey of Recent College Graduates (NSRCG)
Study examining educational, employment and socio-economic characteristics of recent college graduates.  Two-stage sampling design targeting persons in the U.S. who graduated 3-4 years prior to the survey and were age 76 or younger. Sample size varies by year.  Study began in 1993 and conducted every 2 years.

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
Survey examining college students to report their grades, majors, social and educational activities and experiences.   Sample size and composition varies from year to year; data since 2000 to present.

National Survey on Recreation and the Environment
Study since 1999 examining recreation use and habits of persons living in the U.S. 

Parent and Family Involvement in Education (PFI) 2003
Survey assessing parental involvement in education activities of their children, as well as information on homeschooling, extra-curricular activities and involvement of nonresidential parents in 2003.  Targeted children attending regular or home school in kindergarten through 12th grade.  12,426 parents.

Texas Higher Education Opportunity Project (THEOP)
Examined students about courses, grades, knowledge of college admissions and future plans.  Stratified random sample of 105 public schools in Texas.  13,803 seniors and 19,969 sophomores in Wave 1, 2002. Wave 2 follow-up one year later.


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