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The Family Information Form (CPPRG, 1990) is part of the summer interview given to parents after the school year was over. This meaure was used in year 1 for deriving demographic information, information concerning family structure, and socioeconomic status. Gradually, as the measure was used over the next 12 years, more and more items were added to include the target child's experience with adult male figures, the family yearly history of medical, mental health, drug and alcohol illnesses/difficulties for parents, the target child's siblings, and information for tracking families in the event of a move.
Three scores were created for this dataset; the Socioeconomic Status Continuous Code, the Socioeconomic Status Categorical Code and the Family Occupation Code.
Also, a variable called Time Together was created to reflect the number of years the adult male and adult female had been married or living together.
The Fast Track Project created this form to collect general data about the target child and the target child's family. The majority of the items for this measure were designed to be single-use items and do not necessarily reflect a pattern within the data or a scale construct. Analysts should also note that several problems were noted in the analyses of this data:
Raw Dataset Name: PyB
Scored Dataset Name: FIFySPc
Demographic Characteristics, Family Structure, Family History, Mental Illness, Substance Abuse, Special Education, Parent Employment, Finances, Family Relations, Parent Child Relationship