Family and Relationships Study

Susan L. Brown
Wendy D. Manning
Krista K. Payne

The Family and Relationship Study (FRS) data are composed of a nationally representative sample of 7,000+ households. In keeping with the goals of the National Survey of Families and Households (NSFH), the primary focus of the FRS is to understand the causes and consequences of changing family and household structure. The FRS focuses almost exclusively on family issues to maximize the understanding of family structure, family process, family relationships, and family context.