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Families

​Read more about the people and projects that demonstrate NORC's expertise in Families.

Representative Projects

Analyzing the Relationship Among Early Childhood Conditions, Reproduction of Socioeconomic Inequalities and Adult Health Disparities. This project analyzes the relationship between early health conditions, adult socioeconomic attainment, and adult health. The first goal of this study is to document the impact of early health conditions on adult socioeconomic and adult health outcomes. More

General Social Survey (GSS). Since 1972, the General Social Survey (GSS) has been monitoring societal change and studying the growing complexity of American society. The GSS is NORC’s longest running project, and one of its most influential. More

Houston Foreclosure Study. ​Researchers at the University of Houston and NORC are designing a small panel survey to illuminate the factors contributing to foreclosure (including a test of financial literacy) and what happens to families after they leave their foreclosed home. An additional research question is the impact of foreclosure on children.  More

Making Connections. The Making Connections survey, launched in ten poor urban communities, examines mobility, social capital, neighborhoods, resident participation, economic hardship, the availability and utilization of services, and child and adolescent well-being. More

Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF).

Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Board, this triennial survey is the only fully representative source of information on the broad financial circumstances of U.S. households. No other survey collects data on the household finances of a probability sample of Americans.  Data from the SCF are used to inform monetary policy, tax policy, consumer protection, and a variety of other policy issues. The data also serve as a basis for longer-term research on the economic state of the American family. More

Headlines

News Washington Post: AP-NORC research on long-term care cited in op-ed on long-term care by Tom Daschle and Tommy Thompson More
Posted: 11.25.2013 3:32PM
News Yahoo! Finance: According to the General Social Survey about 15% of married Americans admit they’ve had an extramarital affair More
Posted: 8.29.2013 2:43PM
News The New York Times: Asking if money can still buy happiness, with GSS data More
Posted: 9.21.2012 4:32PM
News U.S. News & World Report: Middle class debt and college educations discussed with NLSY data More
Posted: 9.20.2012 4:27PM
News UChicago News: The effects of divorce on young children, with NLSY data and support More
Posted: 9.18.2012 3:50PM