NLSY79

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth - 1979 Cohort

NLS Youth '79 Cohort

Short Description: 
Men and women born in the years 1957-64
Short Title: 
NLS Youth 1979
Long Name: 
National Longitudinal Survey of Youth | 1979
Investigator URL: 
https://www.nlsinfo.org/investigator/pages/search?s=NLSY79
Abbreviation: 
NLSY79
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NLSY79

NLSY79 Appendix 23: Revised Asset and Debt Variables and Computed TOTAL Net Wealth Variables

The NLSY79 public release data contains a variety of asset and debt data, as well as some computed variables depicting total net family wealth at each survey point. Below are descriptions of revised asset and debt variables for survey years 1985-2000 (found in ASSETS area of interest with question names ending in “_REVISED”) and the constructed Total Net Family Wealth (TNFW_TRUNC) variables.

Attachment 106: Codebook Pages for Geocode and Zipcode Variables

This attachment presents codebook pages for the restricted-use NLSY79 geocode variables. These codebook pages show the answer categories, frequency distributions, and other related information for the variables available on the geocode CD. These pages are provided to help users determine whether the geocode information would be appropriate for their research needs in terms of content, sample size, etc.

NLSY79 Attachment 106: Profiles of American Youth (ASVAB Data/AFQT Scores)

Information about the administration of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) to NLSY79 respondents is available in PDF format. This documentation also includes information about the creation of the associated Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) scores. Information includes:

Part 1: General & Technical Information

School & Transcript Surveys Documentation

Additional documentation for the NLSY79 High School Survey and Transcript data collection is available in PDF format.

Technical Sampling Report

The Technical Sampling Report for the NLSY79 is available in PDF format. An addendum with standard errors and DEFT factors for 1982-1994 is also available in PDF format.

Standard Errors and Deft factors

Table 1. Deft Factors for Round 1, 1979

 
Proportions
Means
All Youth 1.72547 1.71282
Males
1.46605
1.56808
Females

Family Poverty Status and Family Poverty Level Variables

Introduction

NLSY79 Appendix 22: Migration Distance Variables for Respondent Locations

To support research on respondent mobility, we created a series of variables for the distance between respondent addresses at each interview round. This supplements the data on state and county of residence in the geocode release. The distance between the respondent's addresses at each date of interview was created for all unique pairs of survey years with names in the form DISTANCE_DTyrA_yrB.

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