The New York City Longitudinal Survey of Wellbeing
With funding from Robin Hood and in collaboration with the Center on Poverty and Social Policy, the New York City Longitudinal Survey of Wellbeing (the Poverty Tracker) surveys a representative panel of New York City adults. The initial survey, fielded between December 2012 and March 2013, collected detailed information on income, material hardships, and family health and well-being. New samples are added periodically so the study continues to be representative of NYC. Following the initial survey, follow-up data collection every three months covers additional topics, including assets and debt, neighborhoods and program service utilization, and adult and child health. Every follow-up contains basic questions on various experiences that families may have experienced in between waves, including moves into and out of the household, gains and losses of jobs, unexpected major expenses, and large gains or losses in income. This rich information advances understanding of how New Yorkers are faring over time.