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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Errata for NLSY97 Round 19 Release


Updates to College codes (IPEDS) [posted 01/16/2024]

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]

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)


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