Familial Responses to Financial Instability

The economic downturn in late 2008 prompted important questions about the familial consequences of economic uncertainty as well as how family environments influence coping and stress associated with financial instability (e.g., employment, income, asset accumulation, consumption patterns, public assistance usage). To address these topics, new data were urgently needed. The NCFMR aimed to fill this critical gap by sponsoring a data collection initiative on families and economic distress.

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Download a description of the Familial Responses to Financial Instability data TDS-10-05

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