Errata for NLSY97 Round 15 Release

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth - 1997 Cohort

Errata for NLSY97 Round 15 Release

NEWEST POSTED ERRATA:  Posted 8/20/2015

Updated Employer UIDs in the Event History Status Arrays

A discrepancy was found between the Employer UIDs in the YEMP_UID variables and the event history variables (EMP_STATUS and EMP_DUAL) for a limited number of NLSY97 respondents. The updates are listed below and will be corrected with the upcoming release.

  • PUBID=915 for questions EMP_STATUS_2001.43 to EMP_STATUS_2001.46 update employer UID=200102
  • PUBID=915 for questions EMP_DUAL_2_2001.47 update employer UID=200102
  • PUBID=915 for questions EMP_DUAL_3_2001.48 to EMP_DUAL_3_2001.51 update employer UID=200102
  • PUBID=3196 for questions EMP_STATUS_1999.20 to EMP_STATUS_1999.23 update employer UID=9801
  • PUBID=3196 for questions EMP_STATUS_1999.25 to EMP_STATUS_1999.34 update employer UID=9801
  • PUBID=175 for questions EMP_STATUS_2000.02 to EMP_STATUS_2000.03 update employer UID=9801
  • PUBID=2508 for questions EMP_STATUS_1996.49 update employer UID=9701
  • PUBID=3084 for questions EMP_STATUS_1996.22 to EMP_STATUS_1996.26 update employer UID=9701

PREVIOUSLY POSTED ERRATA:

**Note:  All errata listed below have been resolved with the 2/24/2015 data release**

POSTED 10/6/2014

Updated information now available for Survey Design Variables to Correct for Clustering of Sample

Document update: The revised Calculating Design-Corrected Standard Errors for the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1997 is now available. The document, which replaces the draft version previous posted in this Errata section, provides details about two survey design variables (listed below) that correct for sample clustering. The two variables can be accessed with the following zip file: nlsy97stratumpsu.zip

R14897.00  [VSTRAT], VARIANCE STRATUM
Variable for use with variance PSU to correct for clustering in the sample design. The stratum reflects the first-stage units for the initial sampling of NLSY97 respondents. This variable should be used in conjunction with VPSU.

R14898.00  [VPSU], VARIANCE PSU
Variable for use with variance stratum to correct for clustering in the sample design. The VPSU reflects the second-stage units for the initial sampling of NLSY97 respondents. There are two second-stage units (VPSU) for each first-stage unit (VSTRAT). This variable should be used in conjunction with VSTRAT.

POSTED 9/8/2014

Recently created arrest and incarceration variables for rounds 14 and 15

The arrest and incarceration variables have been recently updated to include survey information from round 14 and round 15; these arrays and created variables will be added to future NLSY97 data releases. Researchers are advised to use the event history arrays and created variables in the zip file arrest_incarc.zip in place of the arrays and variables contained on the most recent R1 to R15 NLSY97 release.

POSTED 8/8/2014

Documentation correction for school roster variables in rounds 8 and 9

For the following variables in rounds 8 and 9, the value label for Category 6 on the codebook listing should be changed from “No Information” to “Graduate School, Law School, or Medical School."

S5089900 2004 NEWSCHOOL, SCHOOL CODE 01 ELEMENTARY MIDDLE HIGH COLLEGE (ROS ITEM)

S5090000 2004 NEWSCHOOL, SCHOOL CODE 02 ELEMENTARY MIDDLE HIGH COLLEGE (ROS ITEM)

S5090100 2004 NEWSCHOOL, SCHOOL CODE 03 ELEMENTARY MIDDLE HIGH COLLEGE (ROS ITEM)

S5090200 2004 NEWSCHOOL, SCHOOL CODE 04 ELEMENTARY MIDDLE HIGH COLLEGE (ROS ITEM)

S5090300 2004 NEWSCHOOL, SCHOOL CODE 05 ELEMENTARY MIDDLE HIGH COLLEGE (ROS ITEM)

S6837700 2005 NEWSCHOOL, SCHOOL CODE 01 ELEMENTARY MIDDLE HIGH COLLEGE (ROS ITEM)

S6837800 2005 NEWSCHOOL, SCHOOL CODE 02 ELEMENTARY MIDDLE HIGH COLLEGE (ROS ITEM)

S6837900 2005 NEWSCHOOL, SCHOOL CODE 03 ELEMENTARY MIDDLE HIGH COLLEGE (ROS ITEM)

S6838000 2005 NEWSCHOOL, SCHOOL CODE 04 ELEMENTARY MIDDLE HIGH COLLEGE (ROS ITEM)

POSTED 7/29/2014

Work Schedule Variables

The following work schedule variables were inadvertently omitted from the NLSY97 Round 15 data release:

T81157.00  HHI_WKSCHEDNOT.01                HHI, HH MEMBER 01 WORK SCHEDULE NOTICE (ROS ITEM)
T81158.00  HHI_WKSCHEDNOT.02                HHI, HH MEMBER 02 WORK SCHEDULE NOTICE (ROS ITEM)
T81159.00  HHI_WKSCHEDNOT.03                HHI, HH MEMBER 03 WORK SCHEDULE NOTICE (ROS ITEM)
T81160.00  HHI_WKSCHEDNOT.04                HHI, HH MEMBER 04 WORK SCHEDULE NOTICE (ROS ITEM)
T81161.00  HHI_WKSCHEDNOT.05                HHI, HH MEMBER 05 WORK SCHEDULE NOTICE (ROS ITEM)
T81162.00  HHI_WKSCHEDNOT.06                HHI, HH MEMBER 06 WORK SCHEDULE NOTICE (ROS ITEM)
T81163.00  HHI_WKSCHEDNOT.07                HHI, HH MEMBER 07 WORK SCHEDULE NOTICE (ROS ITEM)
T81164.00  HHI_WKSCHEDNOT.08                HHI, HH MEMBER 08 WORK SCHEDULE NOTICE (ROS ITEM)
T81165.00  HHI_WKSCHEDNOT.10                HHI, HH MEMBER 10 WORK SCHEDULE NOTICE (ROS ITEM)

T81167.00  HHI_WKSCHEDDEC.01                HHI, HH MEMBER 01 WORK SCHEDULE DECISION (ROS ITEM)
T81168.00  HHI_WKSCHEDDEC.02                HHI, HH MEMBER 02 WORK SCHEDULE DECISION (ROS ITEM)
T81169.00  HHI_WKSCHEDDEC.03                HHI, HH MEMBER 03 WORK SCHEDULE DECISION (ROS ITEM)
T81170.00  HHI_WKSCHEDDEC.04                HHI, HH MEMBER 04 WORK SCHEDULE DECISION (ROS ITEM)
T81171.00  HHI_WKSCHEDDEC.05                HHI, HH MEMBER 05 WORK SCHEDULE DECISION (ROS ITEM)
T81172.00  HHI_WKSCHEDDEC.06                HHI, HH MEMBER 06 WORK SCHEDULE DECISION (ROS ITEM)
T81173.00  HHI_WKSCHEDDEC.07                HHI, HH MEMBER 07 WORK SCHEDULE DECISION (ROS ITEM)
T81174.00  HHI_WKSCHEDDEC.08                HHI, HH MEMBER 08 WORK SCHEDULE DECISION (ROS ITEM)
T81175.00  HHI_WKSCHEDDEC.10                HHI, HH MEMBER 10 WORK SCHEDULE DECISION (ROS ITEM)

These variables collect information about the work schedules of the respondent's residential spouses and partners. They can be accessed from the following file: r15spoparwkschedvars.zip.

OTHER ERRATA

1) Education data–rounds 2-4, 6-15 (for specific case numbers)

An on-going review of education data in the NLSY97 has uncovered a few data discrepancies across various NLSY97 rounds. Users working with these data are encouraged to make corrections to the data, which are listed below. These corrections will be included in the next full release of the NLSY97 data.

Round 2:

a)      Change the variable CV_COLLEGE_TYPE.02 to 1 for case 5345.

Round 3:

a)      Delete the variable NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01 for case 480.
b)      Delete the variable NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.02 for case 2911.
c)       Delete the variable NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01 for case 7154.
d)      Delete the variables NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.02 and NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.03  for case 7321.
e)      Delete the variable NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01 for case 7730.
f)       Delete the variable NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01 for case 9010.
g)      Change the variable CV_COLLEGE_TYPE.01 to 1 for case 1205.

Round 4:

a)      Delete the entire loop 4 of college-specific questions in the schooling section for case 118.
b)      Delete the entire loop 3 of college-specific questions in the schooling section for case 1604.
c)       Insert NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01=302 for case 1788.
d)      Delete the entire loop 3 of college-specific questions in the schooling section for case 5053.
e)      Change NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01 to 301 for case 8642.

Round 6:

a)      Insert NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01=601 for case 531.
b)      Insert NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01=601 for case 1174.
c)       Insert NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01=401 for case 4216.
d)      Delete the entire loops 2 and 3 of college-specific questions in the schooling section for case 5648.
e)      Insert NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01=-3 for case 6094.
f)       Insert NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01=201 for case 7543.
g)      Change the variable CV_COLLEGE_TYPE.03 to -3 for case 1186.

Round 7:

a)      Delete the entire loop 2 of college-specific questions in the schooling section for case 83.
b)      Change NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01 to 401 for case 640.
c)       Change NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01 to 301 for case 850
d)      Delete NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.02 for case 850.
e)      Delete the entire loop 2 of college-specific questions in the schooling section for case 6146.

Round 8:

a)      Delete NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.02 for case 4272.
b)      Insert NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01=801 for case 6757.

Round 9:

a)      Insert NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01=901 for case 8597.
b)      Change the variable CV_COLLEGE_TYPE.01 to 3 for case 4202.

Round 10:

a)      Change NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.02 to 1001 for case 65
b)      Insert NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01=302 for case 1610.
c)       Delete NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01 for case 7050.
d)      Delete the entire loop 1 of college-specific questions in the schooling section for case 7050.
e)      Move NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.02 to NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01 for case 7050.
f)       Move the entire loop 2 of college-specific questions in the schooling section to loop 1 for case 7050.
g)      Change the variable CV_COLLEGE_TYPE.01 to 3 for case 4202.
h)      Change the variable CV_COLLEGE_TYPE.01 to 2 for case 65.

Round 11:

a)      Change NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01 to 1001 for case 65.
b)      Change NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.02 to 1101 for case 1914.
c)       Delete NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.02 for case 3576.
d)      Change NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01 to 501 for case 3576.
e)      Change the variable CV_COLLEGE_TYPE.02 to 1 for case 8467.

Round 12:

a)      Change NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01 to 1001 for case 65.
b)      Change NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01 to 1101 for case 1914.
c)       Change NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.02 to 602 for case 2458.
d)      Change the variable CV_COLLEGE_TYPE.01 to 1 for case 130.
e)      Change the variable CV_COLLEGE_TYPE.01 to 3 for case 4202.

Round 13:

a)      Change NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.03 to 1302 for case 1200.
b)      Change NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01 to 1101 for case 1914.
c)       Delete NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01 for case 1996.
d)      Delete NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.02 for case 7952.
e)      Change the variable CV_COLLEGE_TYPE.01 to -3 for case 7659.

Round 14:

a)      Change NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01 to 1101 for case 1914.
b)      Change NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01 to 1302 for case 1200.
c)       Delete NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01 for case 7389.
d)      Change NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01 to 1301 for case 8406.
e)      Change the variable CV_COLLEGE_TYPE.01 to -3 for case 7659.

Round 15:

a)      Change NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01 to 1302 for case 1200.
b)      Change NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01 to 1301 for case 8406.
c)       Change the variable CV_COLLEGE_TYPE.01 to -3 for case 7659.

 

 

Significant changes made between the July 2012 round 14 and the July 2013 round 15 data files:

1) Household resident variables – Round 2 through Round 6

The following variables had been inadvertently omitted from previous releases and are now included in the public release. These variables, for rounds 2 through 6, include the month and year that a newly reported household resident first started living with the respondent.

R1569601  1998  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 01?
R1569701  1998  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 02?
R1569801  1998  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 03?
R1569901  1998  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 04?
R1570001  1998  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 05?
R2849801  1999  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 01?
R2849901  1999  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 02?
R2850001  1999  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 03?
R2850101  1999  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 04?
R2850201  1999  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 05?
R2850301  1999  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 06?
R2850401  1999  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 08?
R2850501  1999  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 09?
R2850601  1999  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 10?
R4123901  2000  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 01?
R4124001  2000  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 02?
R4124101  2000  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 03?
R4124201  2000  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 04?
R4124301  2000  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 05?
R4124401  2000  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 06?
R4124501  2000  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 07?
R4124601  2000  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 08?
R5802701  2001  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 01?
R5802801  2001  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 02?
R5802901  2001  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 03?
R5803001  2001  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 04?
R5803101  2001  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 05?
R5803201  2001  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 06?
R5803301  2001  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 07?
R5803401  2001  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 08?
S0173501  2002  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 01?
S0173601  2002  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 02?
S0173701  2002  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 03?
S0173801  2002  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 04?
S0173901  2002  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 05?
S0174001  2002  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 06?
S0174101  2002  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 07?
S0174201  2002  WHAT MONTH/YEAR DID R 1ST LIVE WITH THE NEW HH MEMBER 08?

2) Created education variables—Round 4 through Round 14

We continue to conduct checks on the consistencies among the created education variables and across different survey years. When inconsistencies were found, we incorporated the information collected from all rounds to arrive at the created variables. These checks resulted in the following hand edits for the created variables listed below:

Round 4:
CV_BA_DEGREE – 1
CV_HIGHEST_DEGREE_0001 – 1
CV_HIGHEST_DEGREE_EVER_EDT – 1

Round 5:
CV_ENROLLSTAT_EDT – 1
CV_HGC_0102 – 1
CV_HGC_EVER_EDT – 1
CV_HIGHEST_DEGREE_0102 – 1
CV_HIGHEST_DEGREE_EVER_EDT – 1
CV_HS_DIPLOMA – 1

Round 6:
CV_BA_DEGREE – 1
CV_ENROLLSTAT_EDT – 4
CV_GED – 1
CV_HGC_0203 – 1
CV_HGC_EVER_EDT – 1
CV_HIGHEST_DEGREE_0203 – 3
CV_HIGHEST_DEGREE_EVER_EDT – 4
CV_HS_DIPLOMA – 2

Round 7:
CV_BA_DEGREE – 3
CV_ENROLLSTAT_EDT – 4
CV_GED – 1
CV_HGC_0304 – 1
CV_HGC_EVER_EDT – 1
CV_HIGHEST_DEGREE_0304 – 4
CV_HIGHEST_DEGREE_EVER_EDT – 4
CV_HS_DIPLOMA – 1

Round 8:
CV_BA_DEGREE – 4
CV_ENROLLSTAT_EDT – 4
CV_GED – 1
CV_HIGHEST_DEGREE_0405 – 4
CV_HIGHEST_DEGREE_EVER_EDT – 4
CV_HS_DIPLOMA – 1

Round 9:
CV_ENROLLSTAT – 4
CV_HGC_0506 – 1
CV_HGC_EVER_EDT – 1
CV_HIGHEST_DEGREE_0506 – 6
CV_HIGHEST_DEGREE_EVER_EDT – 6

Round 10:
CV_ENROLLSTAT – 5
CV_HGC_0607 – 1
CV_HGC_EVER_EDT – 1
CV_HIGHEST_DEGREE_0607 – 7
CV_HIGHEST_DEGREE_EVER_EDT – 7

Round 11:
CV_ENROLLSTAT – 5
CV_HGC_0708 – 1
CV_HGC_EVER_EDT – 1
CV_HIGHEST_DEGREE_0708 – 7
CV_HIGHEST_DEGREE_EVER_EDT – 8

Round 12:
CV_ENROLLSTAT – 5
CV_HGC_0809 – 1
CV_HGC_EVER_EDT – 1
CV_HIGHEST_DEGREE_0809 – 6
CV_HIGHEST_DEGREE_EVER_EDT – 7

Round 13:
CV_ENROLLSTAT – 8
CV_HGC_EVER_EDT – 1
CV_HIGHEST_DEGREE_0910 – 10
CV_HIGHEST_DEGREE_EVER_EDT – 10

Round 14:
CV_ENROLLSTAT – 16
CV_HGC_1011 – 1
CV_HGC_EVER_EDT – 4
CV_HIGHEST_DEGREE_1011 – 12
CV_HIGHEST_DEGREE_EVER_EDT – 12

3) Created unemployment variables – Round 8

Because a small error was found in the created unemployment variables for respondents 1653 and 5155, the values for UNEMP_START_MONTH_2004.01, UNEMP_STOP_MONTH_2004.01, and UNEMP_EDIT_DATE_2004.01 were deleted for those case numbers.

4) Created income variables – Round 8 through Round 13

A small error was found in the program that calculates the total family income variable (CV_INCOME_FAMILY); negative business values were not calculated properly. 

Round 8:
CV_INCOME_FAMILY - 2
CV_HH_POV_RATIO - 2

Round 10:
CV_INCOME_FAMILY - 1
CV_HH_POV_RATIO - 1

Round 11:
CV_INCOME_FAMILY - 3
CV_HH_POV_RATIO - 3

Round 12:
CV_INCOME_FAMILY - 1
CV_HH_POV_RATIO - 1

Round 13:
CV_INCOME_FAMILY - 5
CV_HH_POV_RATIO – 5

5) Created marriage and cohabitation variables – Round 5 through Round 14

Due to additional information (marriage data and divorce data) gathered during the round 14 marriage section, a number of updates were made to created marriage, cohabitation variables and event history variables. The variables, round and number of affected respondents are below:

Variable Name

R3

R4

R6

R10

R11

R12

R13

R14

CV_COHAB_TTL

-

-

-

-

1

1

-

-

CV_FIRST_MARRY_DATE~M

1

1

1

2

5

-

-

-

CV_FIRST_MARRY_DATE~Y

1

1

1

2

5

-

-

-

CV_FIRST_MARRY_MONTH

1

1

1

2

5

-

-

-

CV_FIRST_COHAB_DATE~M

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

CV_FIRST_COHAB_DATE~Y

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

CV_FIRST_CONHAB_MONTH

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

CV_MARRIAGES_TTL

1

1

1

2

5

4

4

-

CV_MARSTAT

1

1

1

2

6

5

7

12

CV_MARSTAT_COLLAPSED

1

1

1

2

6

5

7

12

6) Created child birth date/residence variables – Round 14

Data from the current round led to updated information on the children of respondents. The affected variables and number of respondents are the following:

CV_BIO_CHILD_HH – 1
CV_BIO_CHILD_NR – 2

CV_CHILD_BIRTH_DATE.02~M – 1
CV_CHILD_BIRTH_DATE.02~Y – 1
CV_CHILD_BIRTH_MONTH.02 – 1
CV_CHILD_STATUS.02 – 1

CV_CHILD_BIRTH_DATE.06~M – 1
CV_CHILD_BIRTH_MONTH.06 – 1
CV_CHILD_STATUS.06 – 1

CV_CHILD_DEATH_DATE.01~M – 2
CV_CHILD_DEATH_DATE.01~Y – 2
CV_CHILD_DEATH_MONTH.01 – 2

CV_CHILD_DEATH_DATE.02~M – 1
CV_CHILD_DEATH_DATE.02~Y – 1
CV_CHILD_DEATH_MONTH.02 – 1