NLS Youth '97 Cohort

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth - 1997 Cohort
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Men and women born in the years 1980-84
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NLS Youth 1997
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National Longitudinal Survey of Youth | 1997
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Errata for NLSY97 Round 18 Release

NEWEST ERRATA [posted 8/23/2021]

Duplicate Job Information for 1 Respondent

Appendix 13: Cross-Cohort NLSY79/97 Overview

An NLSY79/NLSY97 cross-cohort beta release is now available on Investigator. This dataset harmonizes NLS data across two cohorts, allowing users added opportunities to perform cross-cohort comparisons. Initially the dataset includes interview date, reason for noninterview, age, marital status, highest grade attended, highest grade completed, and employment status, with possible expansion to over 100 variables. Fixed background variables are also included, such as sex, race, and AFQT score.

Errata for NLSY97 Round 17 Release


Duplicate Children and Erroneous Statuses Assigned on CV_CHILD Roster [posted 11/14/2019]

Addendum: Additional NLSY97 Speech & Post-Secondary Variables Available

(8/16/2016): Two additional sets of NLSY97 variables are being made available for download. These variables will be incorporated into NLS Investigator in the future. Downloaded files can be merged with other NLSY97 data using the PUBID (R0000100).

Dialect Density Measures (SPCH Variables)

Errata for NLSY97 Round 16 Release


Variable Correction: Created Number of Household Members under Age 6 and under Age 18 in Round 13 (2009) [POSTED 5/8/2017]

Speech Data in the NLSY97 (YSPCH)

In round 15, speech data were collected to learn about the relationship between a worker's speech and his/her labor market success, elaborating on the pilot study carried out by Grogger (2011). There were two main steps involved: collecting audio data and converting the audio data into numerical data suitable for regression analysis.

Appendix 12: Post-Secondary Transcript Study

A. Overview

The Post-Secondary Transcript Study (PSTRAN) was led by researchers from University of Texas-Austin, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Data collection and file documentation preparation were conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago. This study was funded by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (1 R01 HD061551-01A2).


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