Asterisk Table | National Longitudinal Survey of Youth | 1997

This page presents a table summarizing selected variables from the NLSY97 surveys (use the drop-down menu to select topics of interest). The table lists individual items or groups of related items, with year columns indicating the survey years in which the item(s) are available. Both survey questions and created variables are included. "R" used in variable descriptions stands for "respondent." Users are encouraged to consult the questionnaires for exact question wording in each survey round.

 

Table codes: For round 1, a letter code indicates which questionnaire included a given item/set of items; Y=Youth Questionnaire, P=Parent Questionnaire, S=Screener, Household Roster, and Nonresident Roster Questionnaire. An asterisk in subsequent rounds indicates the variable was present in the youth questionnaire. A number with the symbol ≥ or = in front of it (such as ≥15) indicates the question was asked in the youth questionnaire to an age-restricted subsample. In rounds 2-5, U=Household Income Update.

II. Schooling (age restrictions as of 12/31/96)

Schooling

Variable R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14 R15 R16
Y's educational history (number of schools, type) (since last interview) P * * * * * * * * * * * * *  *  *
Current enrollment status Y, P * * * * * * * * * * * * *  *  *
Grade level currently attending Y, P * * * * * * * * * * * * *  *  *
Reason stopped attending school Y * * * * * * * * * * * * *  *  *
Date of last enrollment Y * * * * * * * * * * * * *  *  *
Type of school attended (public, private, or alternative) Y * * * * * * * * * * * * *  *  *
Degree and date degree received Y * * * * * * * * * * * * *  *  *
Highest grade level attended Y, P * * * * * * * * * * * * *  *  *
Highest degree received             * * * * * * * *  *  *
Highest grade level complete Y * * * * * * * * * * * * *  *  *
Did Y ever skip or repeat a grade (since last interview) P * * * * * * * * * *          
Gaps in enrollment P * * * * * * * * * * * * *  *  *
Grade level(s) when and duration for which Y was suspended from school Y, P * * * * * * * * * *          
Y's experiences in school during fall term Y                              
PIAT Math score--R 1-5: Youths in 9th or lower grade in R 1, R 6: Youths currently in high school Y =12 =12 =12 =12 =12                    

A. High school

Variable R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14 R15 R16
High school curriculum Y * * * * * * * * * *          
Grades received in 8th grade and high school Y * * * * * * * * * *          
Grade Y took SAT I or ACT, highest scores (in R 2-6, grade 11 or higher only) Y * * * * * * * * * *          
Subjects of AP exams taken (in R 2-6), highest score (R 1) Y, P * * * * * * * * * *          
Math and science courses taken or completed in grades 7 through 12 Y * * * * * * * * * *          
Expected graduation date Y * * * * * * * * * *          
Y received regular high school diploma Y * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  *
Y received GED Y * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  *
Reason for and type of academic class taken during break P                              

B. School-based learning programs

Variable R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14 R15 R16
Y participated in school-based learning programs Y * * * * * * * * * * *        
Type(s) of school-based learning programs Y * * * * * * * * * * *        
Number of weeks/days/hours participated in most recent program Y * * * * * * * * * * *        
Stipend Y received for participation Y * * * * * * * * * * *        

C. College

Variable R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14 R15 R16
Number of colleges or universities attended Y * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Type of college Y currently attending (2-year or 4-year; public or private) Y * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Y currently full- or part-time student Y * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Cost of attendance at Y's college Y * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Type and amount of educational loans or financial aid Y * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Type of diploma/degree/certificate working toward Y * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Type of degree received Y * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Number of credits required for Y's degree Y * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
College credits Y earned before college Y * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Method of earning college credits before college Y * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Date and terms Y enrolled Y * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Number of credits enrolled for or earned per term Y * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Grade point average (GPA) in each term Y * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Field of study in each term Y * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Terms in which Y took remedial math or English course Y * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

D. College Choice

Variable R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14 R15 R16
Colleges applied to (geocode only)             * * * * * * * * *  
Location of colleges applied to (geocode only)             * * * * * * * * *  
Amount and type of financial aid and scholarships offered             * * * * * * * * *