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Monitoring the Future Survey (MTF)

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The University of Michigan
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Ann Arbor, MI
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Description: Monitoring the Future (MTF) is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults.

Population: Nationwide sample of 50,000 eighth, tenth, and twelfth graders are surveyed.

Periodicity: Survey administered annually starting in 1975. Data available through 2018 collection period.

Additional relevant topics covered in this dataset: Work, financial security, demographic and family background characteristics, family structure.

(Information adapted from the publisher)

For more information, please see the Compendium of Family-Self Sufficiency Databases.

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