Errata for NLSY97 Round 8 Release

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth - 1997 Cohort

Errata for NLSY97 Round 8 Release

Significant changes made between the October 2005 round 7 event history file release and the October 2006 round 8 file release

1) Dropped case and sampling weight variables - Round 6 and Round 7
All data for case 8479 in rounds 6 and 7 have been deleted, as interviewers discovered that the wrong person had been interviewed in those rounds. As a result, the round 6 and round 7 sampling weight variables were recomputed. The change to the round 6 SAMPLING_WEIGHT_CC affected 108 respondents while the change to the round 7 SAMPLING_WEIGHT_CC affected 109 respondents.

2) NEWSCHOOL Roster - Round 1 and Round 2
In order to make the use of the NEWSCHOOL roster comparable for all NLSY97 rounds, the following changes were made:

  1. A NEWSCHOOL roster was added to the round 1 year data that includes the school/college that the respondent was attending or had most recently attended at the time of the round 1 interview.
  2. Schools on the round 2 NEWSCHOOL roster that the respondent had not attended since prior to the round 1 interview were removed from the round 2 NEWSCHOOL roster. The removal of these schools produced the changes in the round 2 data that are listed below. The round 2 variables that have been updated for ten or more cases are the following:

     

    NEWSCHOOL_START1.01 - 39 cases
    NEWSCHOOL_STOP1.01 - 39 cases
    NEWSCHOOL_SCHCODE.01 - 108 cases
    NEWSCHOOL_INTERVIEW.01 - 115 cases
    NEWSCHOOL_PUBID.01 - 116 cases

3) HHI Roster - Round 5 and Round 6
When the collection of household members' race was switched to a mark-all-that-apply question in round 5, the procedures for collecting and storing the race of household members were changed. These changes contributed to a failure to pass along the race variable data from one round to the next for a significant number of household members. These variables have now been updated in rounds 5 and 6, and the rounds 7 and 8 household race variables are now fully available. Variables that have been updated for ten or more cases are listed below:

Round 5
HHI_RACE.01~000001 - 1099 cases
HHI_RACE.01~000002 - 1099 cases
HHI_RACE.01~000003 - 1099 cases
HHI_RACE.01~000004 - 1099 cases
HHI_RACE.01~000005 - 1099 cases
HHI_RACE.01~000006 - 1099 cases
HHI_RACE.01~000007 - 1099 cases
HHI_RACE.01~000999 - 1099 cases
HHI_RACE.02~000001 - 852 cases
HHI_RACE.02~000002 - 852 cases
HHI_RACE.02~000003 - 852 cases
HHI_RACE.02~000004 - 852 cases
HHI_RACE.02~000005 - 852 cases
HHI_RACE.02~000006 - 852 cases
HHI_RACE.02~000007 - 852 cases
HHI_RACE.02~000999 - 852 cases
HHI_RACE.03~000001 - 574 cases
HHI_RACE.03~000002 - 574 cases
HHI_RACE.03~000003 - 574 cases
HHI_RACE.03~000004 - 574 cases
HHI_RACE.03~000005 - 574 cases
HHI_RACE.03~000006 - 574 cases
HHI_RACE.03~000007 - 574 cases
HHI_RACE.03~000999 - 574 cases
HHI_RACE.04~000001 - 418 cases
HHI_RACE.04~000002 - 418 cases
HHI_RACE.04~000003 - 418 cases
HHI_RACE.04~000004 - 418 cases
HHI_RACE.04~000005 - 418 cases
HHI_RACE.04~000006 - 418 cases
HHI_RACE.04~000007 - 418 cases
HHI_RACE.04~000999 - 418 cases
HHI_RACE.05~000001 - 236 cases
HHI_RACE.05~000002 - 235 cases
HHI_RACE.05~000003 - 234 cases
HHI_RACE.05~000004 - 234 cases
HHI_RACE.05~000005 - 234 cases
HHI_RACE.05~000006 - 234 cases
HHI_RACE.05~000007 - 234 cases
HHI_RACE.05~000999 - 234 cases
HHI_RACE.06~000001 - 127 cases
HHI_RACE.06~000002 - 127 cases
HHI_RACE.06~000003 - 127 cases
HHI_RACE.06~000004 - 127 cases
HHI_RACE.06~000005 - 127 cases
HHI_RACE.06~000006 - 127 cases
HHI_RACE.06~000007 - 127 cases
HHI_RACE.06~000999 - 127 cases
HHI_RACE.07~000001 - 53 cases
HHI_RACE.07~000002 - 53 cases
HHI_RACE.07~000003 - 53 cases
HHI_RACE.07~000004 - 53 cases
HHI_RACE.07~000005 - 53 cases
HHI_RACE.07~000006 - 53 cases
HHI_RACE.07~000007 - 53 cases
HHI_RACE.07~000999 - 53 cases
HHI_RACE.08~000001 - 26 cases
HHI_RACE.08~000002 - 26 cases
HHI_RACE.08~000003 - 26 cases
HHI_RACE.08~000004 - 26 cases
HHI_RACE.08~000005 - 26 cases
HHI_RACE.08~000006 - 26 cases
HHI_RACE.08~000007 - 26 cases
HHI_RACE.08~000999 - 26 cases
HHI_RACE.09~000001 - 10 cases
HHI_RACE.09~000002 - 10 cases
HHI_RACE.09~000003 - 10 cases
HHI_RACE.09~000004 - 10 cases
HHI_RACE.09~000005 - 10 cases
HHI_RACE.09~000006 - 10 cases
HHI_RACE.09~000007 - 10 cases
HHI_RACE.09~000999 - 10 cases

 

Round 6
HHI_RACE.01~000001 - 999 cases
HHI_RACE.01~000002 - 999 cases
HHI_RACE.01~000003 - 998 cases
HHI_RACE.01~000004 - 998 cases
HHI_RACE.01~000005 - 998 cases
HHI_RACE.01~000006 - 998 cases
HHI_RACE.01~000007 - 998 cases
HHI_RACE.01~000999 - 998 cases
HHI_RACE.02~000001 - 768 cases
HHI_RACE.02~000002 - 768 cases
HHI_RACE.02~000003 - 768 cases
HHI_RACE.02~000004 - 767 cases
HHI_RACE.02~000005 - 767 cases
HHI_RACE.02~000006 - 767 cases
HHI_RACE.02~000007 - 767 cases
HHI_RACE.02~000999 - 767 cases
HHI_RACE.03~000001 - 488 cases
HHI_RACE.03~000002 - 488 cases
HHI_RACE.03~000003 - 488 cases
HHI_RACE.03~000004 - 488 cases
HHI_RACE.03~000005 - 488 cases
HHI_RACE.03~000006 - 488 cases
HHI_RACE.03~000007 - 488 cases
HHI_RACE.03~000999 - 487 cases
HHI_RACE.04~000001 - 315 cases
HHI_RACE.04~000002 - 315 cases
HHI_RACE.04~000003 - 315 cases
HHI_RACE.04~000004 - 315 cases
HHI_RACE.04~000005 - 315 cases
HHI_RACE.04~000006 - 315 cases
HHI_RACE.04~000007 - 315 cases
HHI_RACE.04~000999 - 314 cases
HHI_RACE.05~000001 - 176 cases
HHI_RACE.05~000002 - 176 cases
HHI_RACE.05~000003 - 176 cases
HHI_RACE.05~000004 - 176 cases
HHI_RACE.05~000005 - 176 cases
HHI_RACE.05~000006 - 176 cases
HHI_RACE.05~000007 - 176 cases
HHI_RACE.05~000999 - 176 cases
HHI_RACE.06~000001 - 90 cases
HHI_RACE.06~000002 - 90 cases
HHI_RACE.06~000003 - 90 cases
HHI_RACE.06~000004 - 90 cases
HHI_RACE.06~000005 - 90 cases
HHI_RACE.06~000006 - 90 cases
HHI_RACE.06~000007 - 90 cases
HHI_RACE.06~000999 - 90 cases
HHI_RACE.07~000001 - 41 cases
HHI_RACE.07~000002 - 41 cases
HHI_RACE.07~000003 - 41 cases
HHI_RACE.07~000004 - 41 cases
HHI_RACE.07~000005 - 41 cases
HHI_RACE.07~000006 - 41 cases
HHI_RACE.07~000007 - 41 cases
HHI_RACE.07~000999 - 41 cases
HHI_RACE.08~000001 - 25 cases
HHI_RACE.08~000002 - 25 cases
HHI_RACE.08~000003 - 25 cases
HHI_RACE.08~000004 - 25 cases
HHI_RACE.08~000005 - 25 cases
HHI_RACE.08~000006 - 25 cases
HHI_RACE.08~000007 - 25 cases
HHI_RACE.08~000999 - 25 cases
HHI_RACE.01~000001 - 999 cases
HHI_RACE.01~000002 - 999 cases
HHI_RACE.01~000003 - 998 cases
HHI_RACE.01~000004 - 998 cases
HHI_RACE.01~000005 - 998 cases
HHI_RACE.01~000006 - 998 cases
HHI_RACE.01~000007 - 998 cases
HHI_RACE.01~000999 - 998 cases
HHI_RACE.02~000001 - 768 cases
HHI_RACE.02~000002 - 768 cases
HHI_RACE.02~000003 - 768 cases
HHI_RACE.02~000004 - 767 cases
HHI_RACE.02~000005 - 767 cases
HHI_RACE.02~000006 - 767 cases
HHI_RACE.02~000007 - 767 cases
HHI_RACE.02~000999 - 767 cases
HHI_RACE.03~000001 - 488 cases
HHI_RACE.03~000002 - 488 cases
HHI_RACE.03~000003 - 488 cases
HHI_RACE.03~000004 - 488 cases
HHI_RACE.03~000005 - 488 cases
HHI_RACE.03~000006 - 488 cases
HHI_RACE.03~000007 - 488 cases
HHI_RACE.03~000999 - 487 cases
HHI_RACE.04~000001 - 315 cases
HHI_RACE.04~000002 - 315 cases
HHI_RACE.04~000003 - 315 cases
HHI_RACE.04~000004 - 315 cases
HHI_RACE.04~000005 - 315 cases
HHI_RACE.04~000006 - 315 cases
HHI_RACE.04~000007 - 315 cases
HHI_RACE.04~000999 - 314 cases
HHI_RACE.05~000001 - 176 cases
HHI_RACE.05~000002 - 176 cases
HHI_RACE.05~000003 - 176 cases
HHI_RACE.05~000004 - 176 cases
HHI_RACE.05~000005 - 176 cases
HHI_RACE.05~000006 - 176 cases
HHI_RACE.05~000007 - 176 cases
HHI_RACE.05~000999 - 176 cases
HHI_RACE.06~000001 - 90 cases
HHI_RACE.06~000002 - 90 cases
HHI_RACE.06~000003 - 90 cases
HHI_RACE.06~000004 - 90 cases
HHI_RACE.06~000005 - 90 cases
HHI_RACE.06~000006 - 90 cases
HHI_RACE.06~000007 - 90 cases
HHI_RACE.06~000999 - 90 cases
HHI_RACE.07~000001 - 41 cases
HHI_RACE.07~000002 - 41 cases
HHI_RACE.07~000003 - 41 cases
HHI_RACE.07~000004 - 41 cases
HHI_RACE.07~000005 - 41 cases
HHI_RACE.07~000006 - 41 cases
HHI_RACE.07~000007 - 41 cases
HHI_RACE.07~000999 - 41 cases
HHI_RACE.08~000001 - 25 cases
HHI_RACE.08~000002 - 25 cases
HHI_RACE.08~000003 - 25 cases
HHI_RACE.08~000004 - 25 cases
HHI_RACE.08~000005 - 25 cases
HHI_RACE.08~000006 - 25 cases
HHI_RACE.08~000007 - 25 cases
HHI_RACE.08~000999 - 25 cases

4) Military pay grade- Round 2 and Round 3
The roster variables that indicate military paygrade, YEMP_MILPAY.xx, have incorrect values in the round 2 and round 3 data. All zero values in those variables in rounds 2 and 3 should be recoded to -4's. These variables will be updated in the next data release.

5) Created number of schools variables - Round 5 to Round 7
A small programming error caused the following variables to be incorrect in the round 6 event history release: CV_SCH_ATTEND_EVER (14 cases in round 5, 22 cases in round 6, and 49 cases in round 7) and CV_SCH_ATTEND_YR (14 cases in round 5, 22 cases in round 6, and 49 cases in round 7). These values were corrected for the round 8 release.

6) Created school size and student-teacher variables - Round 1 to Round 7
A glitch in the program for the school size and student teacher ratio variables caused a large number of invalid skips to be assigned in prior rounds. The following corrections were made in the corresponding rounds:

Round 1: 926 cases for both CV_SCHOOL_SIZE and CV_STUDENT_TEACHER_RATIO
Round 2: 1632 cases for CV_SCHOOL_SIZE and 1624 cases for CV_STUDENT_TEACHER_RATIO
Round 3: 749 cases for both CV_SCHOOL_SIZE and CV_STUDENT_TEACHER_RATIO
Round 4: 602 cases for CV_SCHOOL_SIZE and 606 cases for CV_STUDENT_TEACHER_RATIO
Round 5: 459 cases for CV_SCHOOL_SIZE and 460 cases for CV_STUDENT_TEACHER_RATIO
Round 6: 340 cases for both CV_SCHOOL_SIZE and CV_STUDENT_TEACHER_RATIO
Round 7: 288 cases for both CV_SCHOOL_SIZE and CV_STUDENT_TEACHER_RATIO

7) Created child status variable - Round 5 to Round 7
Due to a change in the questionnaire categories for questions YFER-1850 and YFER-5900, it could no longer be determined whether a respondent's child was in foster care. As a result the created variable category - as well as the code assigned to certain respondents - for this question changed beginning in round 5. The variables and number of cases affected are the following:

Round 5: CV_CHILD_STATUS.01 - 1 case, CV_CHILD_STATUS.02 - 1 case
Round 6: CV_CHILD_STATUS.01 - 32 cases, CV_CHILD_STATUS.02 - 8 cases, CV_CHILD_STATUS.03 - 1 case
Round 7: CV_CHILD_STATUS.01 - 52 cases, CV_CHILD_STATUS.02 - 9 cases, CV_CHILD_STATUS.03 - 4 cases, CV_CHILD_STATUS.04 - 1 case, CV_CHILD_STATUS.05 - 1 case

8) Created fertility variables - Round 6 and Round 7
A child was determined to have never existed for respondent #4627. As a result, the following created variables were updated to reflect this information:

Round 6: CV_BIO_CHILD_HH, CV_BIO_CHILD_NR, CV_CHILD_BIRTH_DATE.01~M, CV_CHILD_BIRTH_DATE.01~Y, CV_CHILD_BIRTH_MONTH.01
Round 7: CV_BIO_CHILD_HH, CV_BIO_CHILD_NR, CV_CHILD_BIRTH_DATE.01~M, CV_CHILD_BIRTH_DATE.01~Y, CV_CHILD_BIRTH_MONTH.01

A child was determined to have never existed for respondent #6465. As a result, the following created variables were updated to reflect this information:

Round 7: CV_BIO_CHILD_HH, CV_CHILD_BIRTH_MONTH.02, CV_CHILD_BIRTH_DATE.02~M, CV_CHILD_BIRTH_DATE.02~Y

9) Created marriage variables - Round 4 to Round 7
New data led to updated information on the marriages and cohabitations of 4 respondents. The affected variables and respondents are the following:

Respondents #2156 and #6039 in round 7 CV_FIRST_COHAB_DATE~M, CV_FIRST_COHAB_DATE~Y, CV_FIRST_COHAB_MONTH
Respondent #3970 in round 4, round 5, and round 6: CV_COHAB_TTL
Respondent #6269 in round 5, round 6, and round 7: CV_MARRIAGES_TTL

10) Created highest grade completed variables - Round 3 to Round 6
A small programming error was discovered in the program that computes the highest grade completed variables as of June [CV_HGC_YR]. Updates were made to this variable for the listed number of respondents in following rounds:

Round 3: 2 cases
Round 4: 5 cases
Round 5: 9 cases
Round 6: 2 cases