NLS Youth '79 Cohort

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth - 1979 Cohort
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Men and women born in the years 1957-64
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NLS Youth 1979
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National Longitudinal Survey of Youth | 1979
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Errata for 1979-2004 Data Release

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Errata for 1979-2006 Data Release

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The NLS Investigator contains the most recent release of each NLS cohort. Known problems with the 1979-2006 release of the NLSY79 are found below. Corrections have been made to items noted in the Errata of prior releases. For further questions, please contact NLS User Services.

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Errata for 1979-2008 Data Release

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Errata for 1979-2010 Data Release

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Appendix 7: Unemployment Rates

The NLSY79 unemployment rate variables are constructed using state and area labor force data from the May publication of Employment and Earnings for the month of March of each survey year. Employment and Earnings is published by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics and lists the civilian labor force and number of unemployed persons for every state and selected metropolitan areas.

Attachment 105: Addendum to FICE Codes

Documentation for the NLSY79 FICE Code Data 1984-2014

Attachment 104, Part G: 2006 Core-Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs)

SOURCE: 2006 CBSA codes are taken from the Census Bureau standards; more information is available on the Census Bureau's web site at

Attachment 104, Part E: 1988 MSAs, CMSAs, and Associated PMSAs

SOURCE: 1988 MSA, CMSA, PMSA and NECMA codes were taken from Metropolitan Statistical Areas, 1988, published by the Statistical Policy Office, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget in June 1988. These are included in the 1988-96 NLSY79 geocode data files.

Attachment 104, Part D: 1983 PMSAs and Associated CMSAs

SOURCE: 1983 MSA, CMSA, PMSA, and NECMA codes were taken from the 1983 County and City Data Book, Appendix A. These are included in the 1983-96 NLSY79 geocode files.


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