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Source: Review of Public Data Use
Resulting in 9 citations.
1. Bilsborrow, Richard E.
Akin, John S.
Data Availability versus Data Needs for Analyzing the Determinants and Consequences of Internal Migration: An Evaluation of U.S. Survey Data
Review of Public Data Use 10,4 (December 1982): 261-284
Cohort(s): Mature Women, Older Men, Young Men, Young Women
Publisher: U.S. Department of Commerce
Keyword(s): Current Population Survey (CPS) / CPS-Fertility Supplement; Data Quality/Consistency; Longitudinal Data Sets; Migration; Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)

This study develops criteria for appraising the appropriateness and adequacy of sample survey data used to analyze the determinants and consequences of internal migration, and applies them to four United States national survey data sets. The nine criteria developed concern the needs to be able to identify migrants adequately over space and time; for an adequate sample of migrants; for data on households as well as individuals; for a longitudinal (or rather specialized cross-sectional) approach; for detailed economic and noneconomic information on the period before and after the move; for incorporating community/area-level data; for experimenting with selected information on attitudes and tastes; for data modeling the decision process within multiperson decision units; and consideration of moving costs. These criteria are used to appraise the utility for migration analysis of the United States Current Population Survey, the Survey of Income and Education, the NLS, and the Panel Survey on Income Dynamics. Each of these data sets is described, and several proposals as offered on how each might be improved for purposes of migration analysis.
Bibliography Citation
Bilsborrow, Richard E. and John S. Akin. "Data Availability versus Data Needs for Analyzing the Determinants and Consequences of Internal Migration: An Evaluation of U.S. Survey Data." Review of Public Data Use 10,4 (December 1982): 261-284.
2. Borus, Michael E.
An Inventory of Longitudinal Data Sets of Interest to Economists
Review of Public Data Use 10, 1-2 (May 1982): 113-126
Cohort(s): NLS General
Publisher: U.S. Department of Commerce
Keyword(s): Labor Market Surveys; Longitudinal Data Sets; Research Methodology

Economists' use of longitudinal data sets has grown markedly. Many are unaware, however, of the broad range of information that is available. This article presents details on many of these data sets.
Bibliography Citation
Borus, Michael E. "An Inventory of Longitudinal Data Sets of Interest to Economists." Review of Public Data Use 10, 1-2 (May 1982): 113-126.
3. Daymont, Thomas N.
Andrisani, Paul J.
Research Uses of the National Longitudinal Surveys: An Update
Review of Public Data Use 2,3 (October 1983): 203-310
Cohort(s): NLS General
Publisher: U.S. Department of Commerce
Keyword(s): Research Methodology

This article comprehensively surveys the research that has been done using the data from the National Longitudinal Surveys, including both the four original NLS cohorts and the new youth cohort. It is an update of the previous survey by William T. Bielby, Clifford Hawley, and David Bills, and documents the accelerated growth and increasing diversification in NLS based research that has taken place since their report. However, in addition to updating that survey, this article also discusses some reasons for the extensive use of the NLS and identifies some research areas in which future NLS studies are likely to yield high intellectual dividends.
Bibliography Citation
Daymont, Thomas N. and Paul J. Andrisani. "Research Uses of the National Longitudinal Surveys: An Update." Review of Public Data Use 2,3 (October 1983): 203-310.
4. Leigh, Duane E.
The National Longitudinal Surveys: A Selective Survey of Recent Evidence
Review of Public Data Use 10,3 (October 1983): 185-201
Cohort(s): NLS General
Publisher: U.S. Department of Commerce
Keyword(s): Earnings; Educational Returns; Employment; NLS Description; Retirement; Wives

This paper provides a selective survey of recent empirical studies, largely by economists, which are based on the four original age-sex-cohorts of the NLS. The survey is organized around the following labor market issues: (1) the estimated returns to schooling; (2) the impact of early labor market experience on subsequent employment and earnings; (3) the effect of discontinuous work experience on the earnings and labor supply decisions of married women; and (4) the retirement decision of older workers.
Bibliography Citation
Leigh, Duane E. "The National Longitudinal Surveys: A Selective Survey of Recent Evidence." Review of Public Data Use 10,3 (October 1983): 185-201.
5. Parnes, Herbert S.
An Overview of Results from the National Longitudinal Surveys
Review of Public Data Use 9,1 (April 1981): 31-38
Cohort(s): NLS General
Publisher: U.S. Department of Commerce
Keyword(s): Behavioral Problems; NLS Description; Research Methodology

The National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Behavior (NLS) have involved repeated interviews since the mid-1960s with national samples of four subsets of the United States population facing special labor market disadvantages. A series of generalizations relevant to labor market policy that can be documented by NLS evidence is offered. Note: This paper was also presented at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association, Denver, Colorado, September 6, 1980.
Bibliography Citation
Parnes, Herbert S. "An Overview of Results from the National Longitudinal Surveys." Review of Public Data Use 9,1 (April 1981): 31-38.
6. Parnes, Herbert S.
Grasso, John T.
The National Longitudinal Surveys: A Progress Report
Review of Public Data Use 3,1 (January 1975): 23-28.
Also: http://researchconnections.org/ICPSR/biblio/series/00129/resources/23934?sortBy=1&author=Parnes%2C+Herbert+S.&paging.startRow=1
Cohort(s): NLS General
Publisher: U.S. Department of Commerce
Keyword(s): NLS Description; Research Methodology

To facilitate use by the research community, the public use data files and documentation of the National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Experience (NLS), previously issued by the Demographic Surveys Division of the Bureau of the Census, have been substantially revised by the Ohio State University Center for Human Resource Research. The Center will also be responsible for issuing all future updates of the files. The nature of the changes that have been made in the data files is outlined in this progress report, which describes in some detail the characteristics of the new documentation. The data were originally collected and analyzed under contract with the Manpower Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor but are now available to all interested researchers.
Bibliography Citation
Parnes, Herbert S. and John T. Grasso. "The National Longitudinal Surveys: A Progress Report." Review of Public Data Use 3,1 (January 1975): 23-28.
7. Santos, Richard
Estimating Youth Employment and Unemployment: The National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth Labor Market Experience
Review of Public Data Use 10, 1-2 (May 1982): 127-135
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: U.S. Department of Commerce
Keyword(s): Current Population Survey (CPS) / CPS-Fertility Supplement; Dropouts; High School; Hispanics; Unemployment, Youth; Wages, Reservation

The Current Population Survey (CPS) provides valuable data on the overall employment status of youth and, once a year, on school enrollment status. The 1979 NLSY also provides this type of employment status data and showed extensive labor force activity during the spring of 1979 among youth aged 16-21. Youth were engaged actively in both school and work responsibilities. The NLSY also contains data permitting a more detailed examination of employment issues, not possible with the CPS. Examples of the research that could be done with the NLS presented in this article include further employment status comparison by Hispanic groups and analysis of unemployment by occupations and reservation wages sought.
Bibliography Citation
Santos, Richard. "Estimating Youth Employment and Unemployment: The National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth Labor Market Experience." Review of Public Data Use 10, 1-2 (May 1982): 127-135.
8. Saunders, David N.
Labor Force Behavior: A Longitudinal Perspective
Review of Public Data Use 1,3 (July 1973): 7-13
Cohort(s): NLS General
Publisher: U.S. Department of Commerce
Keyword(s): Research Methodology

The intent of this paper is to review a unique data set that examines the longitudinal labor force behavior of a nationally representative sample of four age-sex groups--young men and women 14-24, mature women 30-44 and older men 45-59--who are in the process of engaging or disengaging from the labor force. To date, research on the National Longitudinal Surveys has been less extensive than would have been anticipated due in part to inadequate dissemination of information on the surveys, the condition of the actual data files themselves and the high cost of acquisition. It is hoped that a description of the content of the survey, its technical problems and current research being conducted will encourage use and stimulate discussion on ways to make the data set more amenable to analysis.
Bibliography Citation
Saunders, David N. "Labor Force Behavior: A Longitudinal Perspective." Review of Public Data Use 1,3 (July 1973): 7-13.
9. Toney, Michael B.
Swearengen, Roger
Migration Data: Prospects for Research Based on the Youth Cohort of the NLS
Review of Public Data Use 12,3 (October 1984): 211-219
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: U.S. Department of Commerce
Keyword(s): Migration; NLS Description; Research Methodology

Very few data sets with information appropriate for migration research exist, and the prospect for specially designed surveys focusing on migration is remote. In the absence of appropriate data, migration researchers will have to continue to apply rigor in secondary types of analyses. This paper assesses the adequacy of panel data from the NLSY for migration research. Key information relevant to eight of the nine criteria developed by Bilborrow and Akin (1982) for evaluating survey data is contained in this data set, including extensive migration- defining information, personal and household variables, and environment variables.
Bibliography Citation
Toney, Michael B. and Roger Swearengen. "Migration Data: Prospects for Research Based on the Youth Cohort of the NLS." Review of Public Data Use 12,3 (October 1984): 211-219.