Early Childhood Longitudinal Study: Birth Cohort (ECLS-B)

Family Structure Snapshot


The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) is a nationally representative sample of children born in the year 2001 with a sample size of 14,000 children at baseline. The study includes multiple measures of family structure, including the marital status of focal child’s parents, relationship of focal child to each member of their household, family structure of parent when they were growing up, etc. Information regarding family structure is collected from multiple sources, including parent (primary caregiver) and resident and non-resident fathers. These data are sensitive -- micro-data are only available through a restricted-use data license agreement.

Suggested Citation:
National Center for Family & Marriage Research. Measures Snapshots: Name of Data Set.
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