Errata for 1979-2014 Data Release

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth - 1979 Cohort

Errata for 1979-2014 Data Release

Newest Errata [posted 9/1/2017]

Erroneous Occupation Codes (2002 and 2004)

A small number of incorrect occupation codes from survey years 2002 and 2004 have been revised. Several cases for two variables are affected. The cases and relevant variables with corrected values are listed below. These corrections will be reflected in the next public data release.

RNUM                                   
Question Name       
Variable Title                                                     
R00001.00 CASEID IDENTIFICATION CODE
R72096.00 OCCALL-EMP.01  OCCUPATION (CENSUS 3 DIGIT 00 CODES (ALL), JOB #01 2002
R78981.00 OCCALL-EMP.02  OCCUPATION (CENSUS 3 DIGIT 00 CODES (ALL), JOB #02 2004

 

R00001.00 SURVEY YEAR REFERENCE # INCORRECT VALUE CORRECTED VALUE
1306  2002  R72096.00  26  56
4564  2002  R72096.00  26  56
5585  2002  R72096.00  26  385
6170  2002  R72096.00  426  625
6785  2002  R72096.00  426  625
7576  2002  R72096.00  26  56
9112  2002  R72096.00  26  874
1306  2004  R78981.00  260  560
2027  2004  R78981.00  30  3920
2469  2004  R78981.00  30  3800
3933  2004  R78981.00  260  3800

 

Previously posted Errata

Missing 'Class of Worker' Data (2008 and 2010) [posted 5/16/2017]

Class of Worker data have been found to be missing in the NLSY79 2008 and 2010 for a small number of cases. With very few exceptions, the missing data are comprised of other reserved missing codes (-1/refused, -2/don’t know, -3/invalid missing). The missing codes will be included in the next public data release. Users may access a list of cases and variables for which data were added by clicking here.

2014 Spouse/Partner History Variables [posted 5/11/2017]

The 2014 Spouse/Partner History variables, NUMSPPTR14 (R99115.00) and RELSPPTR14 (R99116.00), contain values for all NLSY79 respondents rather than only those respondents interviewed in 2014. For those respondents interviewed in 2014, the values on NUMSPPTR14 and RELSPPTR14 incorporate the information provided from their interviews. For those respondents not interviewed in 2014, the values on NUMSPPTR14 and RELSPPTR14 reflect the information from the last time they were interviewed and not 2014 up-to-date information. In future data releases, values on NUMSPPTR14 and RELSPPTR14 will be restricted to only those respondents interviewed in 2014. NLSY79 respondents who have a value of zero on T50221.00 (SAMPWEIGHT), the sampling weight for the 2014 interview, should be treated as having a missing value on these variables.