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Family Formation in Florida : 2003 Baseline Survey of Attitudes, Beliefs, and Demographics Relating to Marriage and Family Formation [Draft].

Publication Year: 
2003
Personal Author: 
Karney, Benjamin R.
Garvan, Cynthia Wilson.
Thomas, Michael S.
Technical Report
Page Count: 
99

The Florida Family Formation Survey had three specific aims: (1) to describe the range of family structures in Florida, (2) to describe the attitudes of Florida residents towards family issues, and (3) to identify correlates of healthy family relationships. Towards these ends, 4,508 residents of Florida 18 years old or older were interviewed over the phone regarding these and related topics. Responses to the survey were analyzed in three ways. First, the data were weighted and combined to derive total estimates that describe the state of Florida as a whole. Second, responses were broken down and examined by race/ethnicity (e.g., white, black, Hispanic, and other ethnic groups). Third, responses were broken down and examined by household income (e.g., high-, middle -, and low-income households). Recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) were examined separately in all analyses. (Author abstract)

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