CitationHarris, Kathleen Mullan & Hotz, V. Joseph (2018). Methodology session 1: Overview of Add Health and Add Health Parent Study. 2018 Add Health Users Conference. Bethesda, MD.
AbstractThis session will provide an overview of the Add Health Study design and data and an overview of the new Add Health Parent Study design and data. This session is intended for conference participants who have never used Add Health, are thinking about using data from Add Health and/or the Add Health Parent Study, or are new to Add Health and want to learn more about its data and the Add Health Parent Study. The first half of the session will cover the Add Health design and data collection across all waves, from the In-school Administration in 1994 to the recent 2016 -2018 Wave V follow-up. The second half of the session will cover the Add Health Parent Study (AHPS) design and recent data collection in a 20-year follow-up of the parents of Add Health members last interviewed in 1995. AHPS re-interviewed a subset of Add Health parents and their current spouse or partner from 2015-2017. Both public and restricted-use versions of AHPS data will be released in the summer of 2018. This session will review the AHPS sample characteristics, content of the follow-up questionnaire, and provide illustrations of unique research opportunities to study intergenerational linkages with linked Add Health—AHPS data. The session will also present information on the how to get access to Add Health and AHPS data, including applying for restricted-use data licenses.
Reference TypeConference proceeding
Book Title2018 Add Health Users Conference
Author(s)Harris, Kathleen Mullan
Hotz, V. Joseph