IFSS workshop at PAA 2012

An introductory workshop on the new Integrated Fertility Survey Series (IFSS) data set will be held on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America in San Francisco, CA.

The IFSS is a harmonized data set containing data from ten nationally representative U.S. surveys of family and fertility spanning nearly fifty years. The surveys include the 1955 and 1960 Growth of American Families (GAF); the 1965 and 1970 National Fertility Survey (NFS); and the 1973, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1995, and 2002 National Survey of Family Growth (Cycles 1-6 of the NSFG). Altogether, the IFSS includes data on over 71,000 women, their spouses or partners, families, fertility histories, contraceptive practices, and attitudes about childbearing.

This introductory workshop includes an overview of the data, provides examples of research questions that can be analyzed with the data, and demonstrates how to navigate the IFSS website. Please see our brochure or website for more details about the IFSS.

The workshop is appropriate for graduate students as well as more experienced researchers. It will also provide an excellent networking opportunity for demographers interested in fertility and family-related topics.

While registration is not required, for planning purposes please email sarah.hayford@asu.edu if you would like to attend.