National Longitudinal Study of the Class of 1972 Series

Investigator(s): National Center for Education Statistics

The National Longitudinal Study of the Class of 1972 studies describe the transition of young adults from high school through postsecondary education and the workplace. The data span 1972 through 1986 and include college transcripts.

NCES also provides access to National Longitudinal Study of the Class of 1972 data through the DAS Web site. At this site you will find a link to a Windows software data analysis application (DAS). Users must download this software to their personal computers, create and submit their own specifications to generate statistical tables to this Web site, and retrieve their results.

For more information, visit NLS at NCES.

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2013
Flashman, Jennifer . A cohort perspective on gender gaps in college attendance and completion. Research in Higher Education. 545-570.
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2013
Mann, Allison,  DiPrete, Thomas A. Trends in gender segregation in the choice of science and engineering majors. Social Science Research. 42, (6), 1519-1541.
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2011
Altonji, Joseph G.,  Mansfield, Richard K. The role of family, school, and community characteristics in inequality in education and labor-market outcomes. Whither Opportunity? Rising Inequality, Schools, and Children's Life Chances. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.
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2011
Hout, Michael,  Janus, Alexander . Educational mobility in the United States since the 1930s. Whither Opportunity? Rising Inequality, Schools, and Children's Life Chances. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.
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2011
Reardon, Sean F. The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations. Whither Opportunity? Rising Inequality, Schools, and Children's Life Chances. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.
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2009
Pickett, Moneque Walker,  Dawkins, Marvin,  Braddock, Jomills, II . The effect of Title IX on participation of black and white females in high school sports: Evidence from national longitudinal surveys. Journal of Race and Policy. 5, (1), 79-90.
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2009
Reither, Eric N.,  Hauser, Robert M.,  Swallen, Karen C. Predicting adult health and mortality from adolescent facial characteristics in yearbook photographs. Demography. 46, (1), 27-41.
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2008
Ingels, Steven J.,  Dalton, Ben W.,  LoGerfo, Laura . Trends among High School Seniors, 1972-2004. NCES 2008-320. Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.
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2006
Lyons, Michael J.,  Kremen, William S.,  Grant, Michael D.,  Brenner, Heather Thompson,  Boake, Corwin,  Eisen, Seth . Vietnam Service, Combat, and Lifetime Educational Attainment. Research on Aging. 28, (1), 37-55.
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2005
Altonji, Joseph G.,  Elder, Todd E.,  Taber, Christopher R. An evaluation of instrumental variable strategies for estimating the effects of Catholic schooling. Journal of Human Resources. 40, (4), 791-821.
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