NLS Youth '97 Cohort

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth - 1997 Cohort
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Men and women born in the years 1980-84
Short Title: 
NLS Youth 1997
Long Name: 
National Longitudinal Survey of Youth | 1997
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Over 35 Assets (Collapsed) - Appendix 5

Variables Created

  • CVC_HH_NET_WORTH_35 (total net worth)
  • CVC_HOUSE_VALUE_35 (value of owned housing)
  • CVC_HOUSE_DEBT_35 (amount of housing debt)
  • CVC_HOUSE_TYPE_35 (type of housing owned)
  • CVC_ASSETS_FINANCE_35 (value of financial assets)
  • CVC_ASSETS_NONFINANCE_35 (value of non-financial assets, excluding housing)
  • CVC_ASSETS_DEBT_35 (amount of debt, excluding housing)
  • CVC_ASSETS_RND_35 (round in which assets data were collected)

Round 17 initiated the age 35

Errata for NLSY97 Round 19 Release


NLSY97 CV_MSA Coding Error in Round 18 and Round 19 [posted 5/22/2023]

Respondents who were not in the country were miscoded in the CV_MSA variable. These respondents were assigned a valid skip (-4) rather than the established category for not in the country (code=5). All of the respondents with a valid skip for these rounds should be recoded to the value of 5. This will be updated on the next release.

NLSY97 COVID-19 Supplement

Appendix 14: NLSY97 COVID-19 Supplement

In an effort to document the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the employment and health of Americans, the Bureau of Labor Statistics funded a short NLSY97 COVID-19 Supplement, fielded from February through May 2021.

In total, 8,490 NLSY97 respondents were invited to participate in the NLSY97 COVID-19 Supplement (this did not include the 207 deceased sample members and the 287 who were not fielded in Round 19 due to hostile behavior toward the study).

Errata for NLSY97 Round 18 Release


Coding Errors in Cause of Parents' Death Variables [posted 10/1/2021]

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]


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