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NCJ Number: 68063 Find in a Library
Title: SAMPLE DESIGN OF THE NATIONAL YOUTH SAMPLE
Author(s): D HUIZINGA
Corporate Author: Behavioral Research Instit
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Behavioral Research Instit
Boulder, CO 80302
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: LEAA-JN-AX-0003
Publication Number: PROJECT REPORT NO 1
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: ON THE BASIS OF DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS, THE 11 TO 17 YEAR-OLD YOUTH RESPONDENTS TO THE NATIONAL YOUTH SURVEY APPEAR TO BE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE GENERAL ADOLESCENT POPULATION.
Abstract: THIS REPORT DESCRIBES THE SELECTION FOR AND COMPOSITION OF THE MULTISTAGE AREA PROBABILITY SAMPLE OF HOUSEHOLDS IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES FOR PURPOSES OF SURVEYING 11 TO 17 YEAR-OLD YOUTH. THE SAMPLING PROCEDURE, ENSURING STRATIFICATION OF THE SAMPLE BASED ON (1) URBAN/RURAL CHARACTERISTICS, (2) GENERAL SIZE IN TERMS OF THE NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS, (3) GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION, AND (4) ETHNIC DISTRIBUTION, RESULTED IN THE LISTING OF 67,266 HOUSEHOLDS. FROM THIS FIGURE, APPROXIMATELY 8,000 HOUSEHOLDS WERE SELECTED FOR INCLUSION IN THE SAMPLE, BASED ON ASSUMPTIONS OF A 7 PERCENT VACANT HOUSEHOLD RATE, A 75 PERCENT COMPLETION RATE OF OCCUPIED HOUSEHOLDS, AND AN AVERAGE OF 0.38 11 TO 17 YEAR-OLD YOUTHS PER HOUSEHOLD. THE AGE, SEX AND ETHNICITY CHARACTERISTICS OF THE YOUTH SAMPLE COMPARE WITH CENSUS BUREAU POPULATION ESTIMATES. OF THE YOUTH NOT INTERVIEWED (DUE TO PARENTAL REFUSAL, YOUTH REFUSAL, OR JUDGED INAPPROPRIATENESS FOR INTERVIEW), THE LOSS RATE FROM ANY PARTICULAR GROUP APPEARS, IN GENERAL, TO BE PROPORTIONAL TO THAT GROUP'S REPRESENTATION IN THE POPULATION. TABLES INCLUDE DATA ON COMPLETION RATES AND DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF ELIGIBLE YOUTH. FOOTNOTES ARE PRESENTED.
Index Term(s): Data collections; Sampling; Surveys; Youth (Under 15)
Note: NATIONAL YOUTH SURVEY
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