Errata for NLSY79 Child Interview Dates 1986-1992

Errata for NLSY79 Child Interview Dates 1986-1992

The Investigator contains the most recent release of each NLS cohort. Known problems with the current release of the Child-Young Adult are found below. Corrections have been made to items noted in the Errata of prior releases. For further questions, please contact NLS User Services.

NLSY79 Child Interview Dates 1986-1992

A file is now available that contains the dates on which the NLSY79 Child and Mother Supplements were administered in the pre-CAPI survey years, 1986-1992. These interview dates will be included in the next public release. Only the 1986 and 1994-2002 Child Supplement and Mother Supplement interview dates are currently on the public 1986-2002 Child-YA data file. The comma-delimited file ('csms_doi86to92.csv') has a header row with the names of the variables, so it may also be opened directly by spreadsheet or similar programs. These variables are included in the following file: CSMS1986to1992.zip

IMPORTANT NOTE: The interview dates on this raw data file have NOT been edited or cleaned and appear as they were recorded by interviewers in the field. Users who wish an accurate child age at the date of the child's interview should use the CSAGE and MSAGE variables provided in the CHILD BACKGROUND area of interest on the public Child data file. Users who wish to identify a child's interview status in a particular survey round should rely on the Child sampling weights for each survey year (values greater than 0).