PRC Data Portal

The Texas Population Research Center has collected data and made it available to the research community. 

One of the primary objectives of the Data Sciences and Research Services Unit of the Scientific & Technical Core (STC) is to promote the dissemination of data produced by our Faculty Research Associates – making it available to the wider research community.  Archiving data for dissemination and use by others is increasingly required of investigators. The STC provides faculty with the support and resources needed to archive data at centers such as the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan, including help with decisions about protection of human subjects, what to release, when to release it, documentation and codebooks.

The Adolescent Health and Academic Achievement (AHAA) study expands the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) - one of the decade's most important studies of adolescents - to include detailed measures of academic progress and high school curriculum. The AHAA study provides high school transcripts of Add Health Wave III sample members including indicators of (1) educational achievement, (2) course taking patterns, (3) curricular exposure, and (4) educational contexts within and between schools, all of which can be linked to the Add Health survey data.

The Family Exchanges Study Wave 1 (FESI) collected data in 2008 on 634 African American and White individuals aged 40-60 living in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties--Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery. To be eligible for the study, respondents had to have at least one living parent and one living offspring over 18 years of age. The study sought to recruit the parents, spouse, and up to three offspring over 18 years of age. A total of 337 parents, 592 offspring, and 197 spouses were successfully recruited into the first wave of the study. This collection includes variables describing basic demographic characteristics such as gender, marital status, education level, religion, age, race, ethnicity, and employment status as wells variables describing relationships with other family members, perceptions of family members, and views on key social issues.

The primary purpose of Family Exchanges Study II (FES II) was to follow up with respondents from the first wave of data collection in order to determine how support is provided across generations within families using computer assisted telephone interviews, diary interviews, and collecting saliva samples. For the second wave of data collection, the SRC (Survey Research Center at the Pennsylvania State University) attempted to recontact all FESI respondents, as well as collect updated information for spouses/romantic partners, parents, and up to 4 age-eligible offspring. The survey instruments were drawn largely from the first wave of data collection, and provided by Dr. Fingerman to Ann Shinefeld at Temple University for programming in CASES.

The Post-Secondary Transcript Study (PSTRAN) adds detailed information on postsecondary education for the National Longitudinal Study of Youth of 1997 (NLSY97) respondents, culled from transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended by respondents for undergraduate study. Postsecondary transcripts were collected and courses were coded according to a well-established taxonomy. The postsecondary transcript data provide invaluable detailed chronological information about students' enrollment patterns across post-secondary institutions, the courses they took and their performance in those courses.


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