NLSY97

NLS Youth '97 Cohort

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth - 1997 Cohort
Short Description: 
Men and women born in the years 1980-84
Short Title: 
NLS Youth 1997
Long Name: 
National Longitudinal Survey of Youth | 1997
Investigator URL: 
https://www.nlsinfo.org/investigator/pages/search?s=NLSY97
Abbreviation: 
NLSY97
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NLSY97

SAT/ACT Scores - Appendix 1

These variables were last created in round 11.

Date Left High School and Highest High School Grade - Appendix 1

Variables Created

  • CVC_HS_LEFT_DATE
  • CVC_HS_LEFT_HGC
  • CVC_HS_LEFT_HGA

This program creates three variables: the date the respondent left high school, the highest grade completed at that point, and the highest grade attended. These variables are created for all respondents who have a highest grade completed greater than 12, who have received a high school diploma or GED, who are at least age 21, or who are in college.

Credits Earned toward Bachelor's/Associate's Degree - Appendix 1

Variables Created

  • CV_BA_CREDITS.01-.05
  • CV_ASSOC_CREDITS.01-.05

This program calculates fraction of credits earned toward a bachelor's degree (CV_BA_CREDITS) and fraction of credits earned toward a associate's degree (CV_ASSOC_CREDITS) for each round. This variable was last created after Round 15.

Number of Schools Attended - Appendix 1

These variables were last created in round 13.

Variables Created

  • CVC_SCH_ATTEND_EVER (NUMS)
  • CVC_SCH_ATTEND_YR (NUMJ)

This program is used to count the number of regular schools that the youth ever attended as of the survey date and as of the summer before the current survey round began.

Number of Grades Repeated or Skipped - Appendix 1

These variables were last created in round 11.

Date Received Diploma or Degree - Appendix 1

Variables Created:

  • CVC_GED (CDTGED)
  • CVC_HS_DIPLOMA (CDTHS)
  • CVC_AA_DEGREE (CDTAA)
  • CVC_BA_DEGREE (CDTBA)
  • CVC_MA_DEGREE (CDTMA)
  • CVC_PHD_DEGREE (CDTDC)
  • CVC_PROF_DEGREE (CDTPF)

This program creates the variables that indicate the dates on which the youth received GED, High School Diploma, Associate Degree, Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Doctoral Degree and Professional Degree.

Private or Parochial School - Appendix 1

This variable was last created in round 13.

Variable Created

  • CV_SCHOOL_TYPE (SLTYPE)

This program is used to create the school type variables, i.e. to indicate whether the current or most recent schools that the youth attended are public (code 1), private (2), parochial (3) or other (4). This is completed in the following steps:

Enrollment Status and Highest Grade/Degree - Appendix 1

Variables Created

  • CV_ENROLLSTAT (ENCAT)--enrollment status as of the survey date.

Unemployment Compensation - Appendix 5

Variables Created

  • CV_UI_EVER
  • CV_UI_YR.80-CV_UI_YR.xx
  • CV_AMT_UI_YR.80-CV_AMT_UI_YR.xx
  • CV_UI_SPELLS_YR.80-CV_UI_SPELLS_YR.xx

This program creates several variables describing the respondent's receipt of unemployment compensation:

Participation in Government Programs - Appendix 5

Variables Created

  • CVC_GOVNT_PRG_EVER--number of months cash or transfer payments were ever received from government programs
  • CVC_GOVNT_PRG_YR.80 - CVC_GOVNT_PRG_YR.xx--number of months cash or transfer payments were received from government programs during the year.
  • CVC_AMT_GOVNT_PRG_YR.80 - CVC_AMT_GOVNT_PRG_YR.xx--total amount received from other government programs during the year

This program creates several variables describing the respondent's participation in government programs for the

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