Education Working Paper
No. 4 January 2004
Sex, Drugs, and Delinquency
in Urban and Suburban Public Schools
- This research uses data from Add Health, a program project designed by J. Richard Udry, Peter S. Bearman, and Kathleen Mullan Harris, and funded by a grant P01-HD31921 from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, with cooperative funding from 17 other agencies. Special acknowledgment is due Ronald R. Rindfuss and Barbara Entwisle for assistance in the original design. Persons interested in obtaining data files from Add Health should contact Add Health, Carolina Population Center, 123 W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2524 (http://www.cpc.unc.edu/addhealth/contract.html).
- In Waves 1 and 2, for each survey wave we included only students who were currently in grades 9 through 12. Thus the data set for Wave 1 is not identical with the data set for Wave 2, as students who were in grade 12 for Wave 1 would have graduated (and thus would have been excluded from the study) for Wave 2, and students who were excluded during Wave 1 because they were in 8th grade would have been in 9th grade (and thus included) for Wave 2.
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