Resource: Measuring Hispanic Families and Households

It is essential that national surveys are representative of the country and demonstrate the needs of all communities. The National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families created this interactive data tool, which helps users understand the extent to which 22 large, mostly national surveys are equipped to measure Hispanic families and households.

The tool includes different categories including Family and Household CompositionFamily Formation and StabilityRelationship DynamicsParenting Part I (parent-child activities; parent-child relationships and parenting behaviors; and parenting knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs), and Parenting Part II (fathers’ early involvement; co-parenting; and non-residential parent support and involvement with children). Within each of these sections, each row represents a data set and the columns indicate the specific topic or dimension (e.g., relationship quality). Further explanation of the data tool is available on the website.