National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health)

Incarceration Snapshot

Waves 3 and 4 of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) were completed in 2001-2002 and 2007-2009, respectively. They represent the third and fourth in-home interviews of the original Wave 1 sample of over 27,000 adolescents. This data source provides multiple measures related to incarceration such as whether respondents have ever been stopped, arrested, and/or convicted in connection with a crime; if convicted, the type of conviction (e.g., assault, robbery, theft); and frequencies and dates in which the experiences occurred. Additionally, information regarding the incarceration history of respondents' parents (biological and social mothers and fathers) was collected in Wave 4, including: whether their parents had been sent to jail or prison, frequency of parental incarceration, age of respondent at the time of parental incarceration, and age when parent(s) was(were) released.

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