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.jsp?s=NLSCYA
Abbreviation: 
NLSCYA
Nav Title: 
NLSY79 Child/YA

Memory for Locations

Created variables

LOCAyyyy. MEMORY FOR LOCATION: TOTAL RAW SCORE
LOCAIyyyy. MEMORY FOR LOCATION: SCORING CRITERIA FLAG
LOCAPyyyy. MEMORY FOR LOCATION: PERCENTILE SCORE
LOCAZyyyy. MEMORY FOR LOCATION: STANDARD SCORE

(Note that this assessment was included in 1986 and 1988 only.)

Parts of the Body

Created variables

BODYyyyy. KNOWLEDGE OF BODY PARTS: TOTAL RAW SCORE
BODYIyyyy. KNOWLEDGE OF BODY PARTS: SCORING CRITERIA FLAG
BODYPyyyy. KNOWLEDGE OF BODY PARTS: PERCENTILE SCORE
BODYZyyyy. KNOWLEDGE OF BODY PARTS: STANDARD SCORE

(Note that this assessment was included in 1986 and 1988 only.)

Behavior Problems Index (BPI)

Motor and Social Development (MSD)

Temperament (How My Child Usually Acts)

The HOME (Home Observation Measurement of the Environment)

Introduction

The NLSY79 Child surveys contain a wide range of detailed assessment information about the children of female respondents. Since 1986, a battery of child cognitive, socio-emotional, and physiological assessments has been administered biennially for age appropriate children. Many of the assessments, and much of the supplemental information about each child, are based on reports from the child's mother.

References & Bibliography

The following citations refer to research cited in the users guide and to basic background documents on the assessments and other instruments used in the NLSY79 Child and Young Adult surveys. A comprehensive, annotated online bibliography of NLS research provides additional references for research using the child and young adult data.

Pooling Sample Sizes

The panel dimension of the NLSY79 data collection permits one to cumulate sample cases for children at specified ages across survey points, thus attaining rather substantial sample sizes for those ages. Pooling in this manner also can greatly enhance the heterogeneity of the sample for specific research topics.

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