NCFMR Releases Original Data

County-Level Marriage & Divorce Data 2000
Pilot Data Collection 2009




The National Center for Family & Marriage Research sponsors and coordinates original data for use by the scholarly community.  Additionally, these original data contribute to innovative research and aid in the development of questionnaires for other data collection efforts.  We are pleased to release original data for the following two projects:


County-Level Marriage & Divorce Data 2000

Pilot Data Collection 2009


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County-Level Marriage & Divorce Data 2000


Electronic marriage and divorce data presenting geographic variation in the adjusted marriage and divorce rates for over 3,000 counties in the United States are now available on the NCFMR website.  The estimates are from county court record data of numbers of marriages and divorces and U.S. Census data from 2000.

Researchers can use these data to examine geographic concentrations of marriage and divorce. The county-level marriage and divorce data are provided in a spreadsheet, which contains the county-level number of divorces, population, married population, divorce rates, adjusted divorce rates and geocodes (FIPS). These data are from work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. SES-1003960 to Jennifer Glass at the University of Iowa with data collection assistance provided by Philip Levchak.


View County-Level Marriage & Divorce Data 2000

Pilot Data Collection 2009


In 2009, NCFMR, contracting with Knowledge Networks, provided four research groups an opportunity to empirically measure and examine how families respond to financial strain, using a large, web-based household survey. Data collection was completed in September 2009, and the data are now available for public use via the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).

You may click on the teal links for an opportunity to view the following four Pilot Data Collection projects.


How the Family Responds to Economic Pressure: A Comparative Study (26541)
Frank Furstenberg, Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
Anne Gauthier, Department of Sociology, University of Calgary
Shelley Pacholok, Unit 6/Sociology, University of British Columbia


The Financial Management Behaviors Scale (26542) 
Jeffrey Dew, Department of Family, Consumer, and Human Development, Utah State University
Jing Jian Xiao, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, The University of Rhode Island


Doubling Up When Times Are Tough: Obligations to Share a Home in Response to Economic Hardship (26543)  
Judith Seltzer, Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles
Suzanne Bianchi, Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles

 
"It's All Your Fault": Predictors and Implications of Blame in Couples Under Economic Strain (26544) 
Lisa Diamond, Department of Psychology, University of Utah
Angela Hicks, Department of Psychology, Westminster College


View Upcoming 2009 Pilot Data Collection Conference, June 7-8, 2010


Knowledge Networks - Source of Survey Panel

KnowledgePanel®

View Methodology & About Knowledge Networks


 
The National Center for Family & Marriage Research, established in 2007 by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, aims to improve our understanding of how marriage and family structure affect the health and wellbeing of families, adults, children and communities and to inform policy development and programmatic responses.