National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1979 (ICPSR 34924)

Principal Investigator(s): Ohio State University. Center for Human Resource Research


The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1979 (NLSY79) is a longitudinal project that follows the lives of a sample of American youth born between 1957-64. The cohort originally included 12,686 respondents ages 14-22 when first interviewed in 1979; after two subsamples were dropped, 9,964 respondents remain in the eligible samples. Data are available from Round 1 (1979 survey year) to Round 26 (2014 survey year).

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Study Description

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, demographic characteristics, education, employment, family background, household composition, job history, job satisfaction, job training, labor force, occupational mobility, political participation, secondary education, wages and salaries, work experience

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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