Free Workshop: Introducing the Making Connections Survey Datasets


Event Title: Workshop Introducing the Making Connections Survey Datasets (Sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation)

Date: Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Location: UAA Conference Hotel—Wyndham Grand Downtown (Pittsburgh, PA)
Cost:  FREE
RSVP To:  Kate Bachtell ( Please indicate your software preference (SAS, STATA, SPSS, etc.) in your request.


This free half-day workshop will introduce participants to data collected by NORC at the University of Chicago for the Making Connections Survey.  The data sets include responses from over 28,000 interviews and provide numerous analytical opportunities for conference papers, publications, and policy-related reports.


The Making Connections Survey is one component of a ten-year neighborhood-based initiative sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  The survey was designed to provide information about the relationship between neighborhood change and the well-being of children and families.  Data were collected in a set of ten disadvantaged urban communities across the United States that are diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, immigrant populations, and physical and economic conditions.  The Making Connections datasets include a longitudinal sample of households interviewed at up to three points in time between 2002 and 2011, as well as representative point-in-time samples of neighborhood and county residents.  The data supply measures of mobility, social capital, neighborhood processes, civic engagement, economic hardship, the availability and utilization of resources, and child and adolescent well-being.


Coffee and refreshments will be provided.


Although no fee is required for the workshop, space is limited.  Please send a short message to Kate Bachtell at NORC to request your seat.  Please indicate your software preference (SAS, STATA, SPSS, etc.) in your request.


Kate Bachtell
Survey Director, NORC
Phone: (312) 759-5095


You may learn more about the Making Connections Survey by visiting these websites: