NLSY79 Children

NLS Youth '79 Child & Young Adult Cohort

Short Description: 
Biological children of women in the NLSY79
Short Title: 
NLSY79 Child and Young Adult
Long Name: 
National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 Child and Young Adult
Investigator URL: 
https://www.nlsinfo.org/investigator/pages/search?s=NLSCYA
Abbreviation: 
NLSCYA
Nav Title: 
NLSY79 Child/YA

Errata for 2018 Child/Young Adult Release

Newest Errata [Posted August 18, 2021]

Case Data Deletion

After the release of the 2018 data, the case data for respondent id 850302 were determined to be invalid for survey years 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016. The survey data for this respondent for those survey years has been removed from the data. Users who are working with previously extracted datasets should avoid using the data for this respondent for survey years 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016.

Errata for 2016 Child/Young Adult Release

Newest Errata [Posted 10/7/2019]

A Note about Sampling Weights

The NLSY79 Child and Young Adult 1994-2016 data set includes revisions to several Young Adult sampling weights as well as the replacement of two revised Child sampling weights.

Young Adult Sampling Weights

Errata for 2014 Child/Young Adult Release

Newest Errata [Posted 6/18/2019]

Revised Variable CEXCLUDED2000

The variable C00115.13 [CEXCLUDED2000], which alerts users to minority oversample cases that were not fielded in 2000, has been updated to include both CHILD and YOUNG ADULT cases who were not fielded in that round.

Previous Errata

Updates to 1996 HOME-SF scores [Posted 10/18/2017]

Child Survey Instrument Structure & Content

Introduction

Each NLSY79 Child interview may have consisted of the administration of multiple field instruments.

Work Status

Created Variables

WORK18 (Y42830.00). Work status at date of interview for the 2018 round. This variable is also available for 1994 (Y03841.02), 1996 (Y06798.12), 1998 (Y09777.02), 2000 (Y12140.02), 2002 (Y14478.02), 2004 (Y16888.02), 2006 (Y19757.02), 2008 (Y22670.00), 2010 (Y26169.03), 2012 (Y29857.00), 2014 (Y33332.00), and 2016 (Y36770.00).

Appendix H: Identification Codes in the Child and Young Adult Database

Created Variables

CPUBID. ID CODE OF CHILD
MPUBID. ID CODE OF MOTHER OF CHILD
CASEID. PUBLIC IDENTIFICATION CODE OF YOUNG ADULT
CSIBID01 - CSIBID10. ID CODE OF NTH SIBLING OF CHILD
SPOUSEID. ID CODE OF INTERVIEWED SPOUSE OF MOTHER
SISTID1 - SISTID4. ID CODE OF NTH INTERVIEWED SISTER OF MOTHER    

Data Addition: New Work and School Status Variables Created

Five new variables per round have been constructed for the NLSY79 Young Adult to give users summary measures of the school and work status of Young Adult respondents on the date of their interview in a given round. These new variables are as follows:

SCHOOLyy:  ENROLLMENT STATUS OF R AT DATE OF INTERVIEW - CONSTRUCTED

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