Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) - Child Supplement is a separate survey of all children born to NLSY79 female respondents to expand the breadth of child-specific information collected. In addition to mother's information from the NLSY79, the child survey includes assessments of each child as well as additional demographic and development information collected from either the mother or child. For children aged 10 and older, information has been collected from the children biennially since 1988 on a variety of factors including child-parent interaction, attitudes toward schooling, dating and friendship patterns, religious attendance, health, substance use, and home responsibilities. Biennially (since 1994), children ages 15 and older complete a lengthy child interview modeled on the NLSY79 questionnaire. Information collected includes their schooling, training, work experiences and expectations, health, dating, fertility and marital histories, and household composition.
These data are not available from DSDR. Users should consult the data owners directly (via NLSY79 Children and Young Adults) for details on obtaining these resources.
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: children, cognitive functioning, educational background, family background, friendships, health, household composition, substance abuse, young adults
Geographic Coverage: United States
Data Collection Notes:
These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining the data and documentation
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