Errata for 1979-2014 Data Release

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth - 1979 Cohort

Errata for 1979-2014 Data Release

Newest Errata [posted 5/16/2017]

Missing 'Class of Worker' Data (2008 and 2010)

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.

 

Previously posted Errata

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.