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National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Experience, 1966-1992 (ICPSR 7610) RSS

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The primary purpose of the five sets of surveys that comprise the National Longitudinal Surveys is the collection of data on the labor force experience of specific age-sex groups of Americans: Older Men aged 45-59 in 1966, Mature Women aged 30-44 in 1967, Young Men aged 14-24 in 1966, Young Women aged 14-24 in 1968, and Youth aged 14-21 in 1979. Each of the 1960s cohorts has been surveyed 12 or more times over the years, and the Youth cohort has been surveyed yearly since 1979. The major topics covered within the surveys of each cohort include: (1) labor market experience variables (including labor force participation, unemployment, job history, and job mobility), (2) socioeconomic and human capital variables (including education, training, health and physical condition, marital and family characteristics, financial characteristics, and job attitudes), and (3) selected environmental variables (size of labor force and unemployment rates for local area). While the surveys of each cohort have collected data on the above core sets of variables, cohort-specific data have been gathered over the years focusing on the particular stage of labor market attachment that each group was experiencing. Thus, the surveys of young people have collected data on their educational goals, high school and college experiences, high school characteristics, and occupational aspirations and expectations, as well as military service. The surveys of women have gathered data on topics such as fertility, child care, responsibility for household tasks, care of parents, volunteer work, attitudes towards women working, and job discrimination. As the older-aged cohorts of men and women approached labor force withdrawal, surveys for these groups collected information on their retirement plans, health status, and pension benefits. Respondents within the 1979 Youth cohort have been the focus of a number of special surveys, including the collection of data on: (1) last secondary school attended, including transcript information and selected aptitude/intelligence scores, (2) test scores from the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), (3) illegal activities participation including police contacts, and (4) alcohol use and substance abuse. Finally, the 1986 and 1988 surveys of the Youth cohort included the administration of a battery of cognitive-socioemotional assessments to the approximately 7,000 children of the female 1979 Youth respondents. Data for the five cohorts are provided within main file releases, i.e., Mature Women 1967-1989, Young Women 1968-1991, Young Men 1966-1981, Older Men 1966-1990, and NLSY (Youth) 1979-1992. In addition, the following specially constructed data files are available: (1) a file that specifies the relationships among members of the four original cohorts living in the same household at the time of the initial surveys, i.e., husband-wife, mother-daughter, brother-sister, etc., (2) an NLSY workhistory tape detailing the week-by-week labor force attachment of the youth respondents from 1978 through the most current survey date, (3) an NLSY child-mother file linking the child assessment data to other information on children and mothers within the NLSY, (4) a supplemental NLSY file of constructed and edited fertility variables, (5) a women's support network tape detailing the geographic proximity of the relatives, friends, and acquaintances of 6,308 female NLSY respondents who were interviewed during the 1983-1985 surveys, and (6) two 1989 Mature Women's pension file detailing information on pensions and other employer-provided benefits.

Series: National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS) Series

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DS1:  Mature Men, 1966-1990 - Download All Files (156,514 KB)
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DS2:  Mature Women, 1967-1986 (Main File) - Download All Files (166,739 KB)
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DS3:  Young Men, 1966-1981 - Download All Files (171,501 KB)
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DS4:  Young Women, 1968-1982 (Main File) - Download All Files (174,791 KB)
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DS5:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Common Demographic Information) - Download All Files (2,169 KB)
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DS6:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Created Key Variables) - Download All Files (14,470 KB)
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DS7:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Family Background) - Download All Files (15,449 KB)
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DS8:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Marital History) - Download All Files (13,095 KB)
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DS9:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Current Labor Force Status) - Download All Files (16,713 KB)
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DS10:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Jobs) - Download All Files (2,602 KB)
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DS11:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Job Information--Employer Supplement) - Download All Files (56,542 KB)
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DS12:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Periods Not Working--Employer Supplement) - Download All Files (41,701 KB)
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DS13:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Information Sheet, 1980-1989) - Download All Files (12,538 KB)
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DS14:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Regular Schooling) - Download All Files (5,935 KB)
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DS15:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Income and Assets, 1979-1990) - Download All Files (46,854 KB)
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DS16:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Assets, 1985-1989) - Download All Files (7,186 KB)
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DS17:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Household Record) - Download All Files (31,294 KB)
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DS18:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Periods When Respondent Was Not Working or in the Military) - Download All Files (13,145 KB)
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DS19:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Degrees and Certification, 1979-1984 and 1988- 1989) - Download All Files (2,206 KB)
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DS20:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Birth Record and Fertility, 1982-1984) - Download All Files (36,101 KB)
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DS21:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Birth Record and Fertility, 1985) - Download All Files (17,122 KB)
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DS22:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Birth Record and Fertility, 1986) - Download All Files (27,169 KB)
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DS23:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Birth Record and Fertility, 1987) - Download All Files (1,661 KB)
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DS24:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Children Record Form for Biological Children) - Download All Files (11,918 KB)
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DS25:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Children Record Form for Non-Biological Children) - Download All Files (4,237 KB)
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DS26:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Fertility, 1979-1981) - Download All Files (1,016 KB)
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DS27:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Miscellaneous Non-Longitudinal Items, 1979) - Download All Files (20,231 KB)
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DS28:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Miscellaneous Non-Longitudinal Items, 1980) - Download All Files (13,355 KB)
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DS30:  Young Women, 1968-1982 (Attachment 3 File) - Download All Files (584 KB)
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DS31:  Young Women, 1968-1982 (KWIC Index) - Download All Files (1,917 KB)
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DS32:  Young Women, 1968-1982 (Numeric Index) - Download All Files (1,156 KB)
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DS33:  Young Women, 1983-1991 (Main File) - Download All Files (98,832 KB)
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DS34:  Young Women, 1983-1991 (Attachment File) - Download All Files (183 KB)
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DS35:  Young Women, 1983-1991 (KWIC Index) - Download All Files (1,306 KB)
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DS36:  Young Women, 1983-1991 (Numeric Index) - Download All Files (650 KB)
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DS37:  Mature Men, 1966-1990 (Attachment 3) - Download All Files (444 KB)
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DS38:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Miscellaneous Non-Longitudinal Items, 1981) - Download All Files (13,727 KB)
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DS39:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Miscellaneous Non-Longitudinal Items, 1982) - Download All Files (15,821 KB)
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DS40:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Miscellaneous Non-Longitudinal Items, 1983) - Download All Files (15,301 KB)
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DS41:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Miscellaneous Non-Longitudinal Items, 1984) - Download All Files (18,051 KB)
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DS42:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Miscellaneous Non-Longitudinal Items, 1985) - Download All Files (15,301 KB)
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DS43:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Miscellaneous Non-Longitudinal Items, 1986) - Download All Files (15,226 KB)
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DS44:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Miscellaneous Non-Longitudinal Items, 1987) - Download All Files (12,179 KB)
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DS46:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Government Jobs--Employer Supplement, 1979-1987) - Download All Files (24,691 KB)
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DS47:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Profiles--ASVAB Vocational Test, 1980) - Download All Files (1,784 KB)
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DS48:  Youth, 1979-1992 (School Survey) - Download All Files (2,825 KB)
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DS49:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Transcript Survey) - Download All Files (10,209 KB)
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DS50:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Military Data, 1980-1989) - Download All Files (37,080 KB)
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DS51:  Child-Mother, 1979-1990 (Merged File) - Download All Files (83,548 KB)
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DS52:  Merged Child-Mother Data, 1979-1990 (Numeric Index) - Download All Files (520 KB)
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DS53:  Mature Men, 1966-1990 (Numeric Index) - Download All Files (1,018 KB)
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DS54:  Mature Men, 1966-1990 (KWIC Index) - Download All Files (1,923 KB)
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DS55:  Mature Women, 1967-1986 (Numeric Index) - Download All Files (1,089 KB)
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DS56:  Mature Women, 1967-1986 (KWIC Index) - Download All Files (2,059 KB)
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DS57:  Young Men, 1966-1981 (Numeric Index) - Download All Files (1,085 KB)
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DS58:  Young Men, 1966-1981 (KWIC Index) - Download All Files (1,883 KB)
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DS59:  Original Cohort Relationship: Mature Men, Mature Women - Download All Files (46 KB)
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DS60:  Original Cohort Relationship: Mature Men, Young Women - Download All Files (79 KB)
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DS61:  Original Cohort Relationship: Mature Men, Young Men - Download All Files (87 KB)
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DS62:  Original Cohort Relationship: Mature Women, Young Women - Download All Files (156 KB)
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DS63:  Original Cohort Relationship: Mature Women, Young Men - Download All Files (133 KB)
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DS64:  Original Cohort Relationship: Young Men, Young Women - Download All Files (199 KB)
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DS65:  Original Cohort Relationship Documentation
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DS67:  Women's Support Network, 1983-1985: Round 5 Respondent-Relation Distance - Download All Files (801 KB)
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DS68:  Women's Support Network, 1983-1985: Round 5 Respondent-Relation Distance, Record Layout
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DS69:  Women's Support Network, 1983-1985: Round 6 Respondent-Relation Distance - Download All Files (800 KB)
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DS70:  Women's Support Network, 1983-1985: Round 6 Respondent-Relation Distance, Record Layout
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DS71:  Women's Support Network, 1983-1985: Round 7 Respondent-Relation Distance - Download All Files (808 KB)
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DS72:  Women's Support Network, 1983-1985: Round 7 Respondent-Relation Distance, Record Layout
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DS73:  Women's Support Network, 1983-1985: Respondent Mobility File - Download All Files (254 KB)
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DS74:  Women's Support Network, 1983-1985: Respondent Mobility File, Record Layout
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DS75:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Other Training) - Download All Files (35,383 KB)
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DS76:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Government Training, 1979-1987) - Download All Files (19,550 KB)
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DS77:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Child Care, 1982-1989) - Download All Files (30,514 KB)
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DS78:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Health) - Download All Files (17,097 KB)
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DS79:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Alcohol Use, 1982-1985 and 1988-1989) - Download All Files (4,634 KB)
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DS80:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Drug Use, 1984 and 1988) - Download All Files (5,154 KB)
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DS81:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Illegal Activities and Reported Police Contacts, 1980) - Download All Files (1,834 KB)
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DS82:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Job Search and Job Findings, 1981-1982 and 1986- 1987) - Download All Files (13,145 KB)
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DS83:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Last Job Lasting 2 Weeks or More, 1979) - Download All Files (397 KB)
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DS84:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Work Experience Prior to 11/1/78, 1979) - Download All Files (731 KB)
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DS85:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Attitudes of Influential Person Toward Respondent's Decisions, 1979) - Download All Files (298 KB)
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DS86:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Attitudes Toward Hypothetical Job Offers, 1979) - Download All Files (620 KB)
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DS87:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Attitudes Toward Work, Self, Traditional Roles, AIDS, 1979-1984 and 1987-1988) - Download All Files (4,225 KB)
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DS88:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Interviewer Remarks) - Download All Files (6,876 KB)
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DS89:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Time Spent Working, Going to School, Training, Etc., 1981) - Download All Files (6,678 KB)
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DS90:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Supplemental Fertility File) - Download All Files (23,229 KB)
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DS91:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Numeric Index) - Download All Files (5,160 KB)
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DS92:  Youth, 1979-1992 (KWIC Index) - Download All Files (8,071 KB)
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DS93:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Codebook) - Download All Files (81,724 KB)
DS94:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Workhistory) - Download All Files (478,785 KB)
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DS95:  Attachment 3 for Mature Women, 1967-1986 - Download All Files (429 KB)
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DS96:  Mature Women, 1987-1989 (Main File) - Download All Files (41,141 KB)
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DS97:  Mature Women, 1987-1989 (KWIC Index) - Download All Files (583 KB)
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DS98:  Mature Women, 1987-1989 (Numeric Index) - Download All Files (267 KB)
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DS99:  Attachment 3 for Mature Women, 1987-1989 - Download All Files (73 KB)
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DS100:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Birth Record and Fertility, 1988) - Download All Files (24,456 KB)
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DS101:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Miscellaneous Non-Longitudinal Items, 1988) - Download All Files (18,769 KB)
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DS102:  Young Women, Flowchart for Year 1978 - Download All Files (181 KB)
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DS103:  Young Women, Flowchart for Year 1980 - Download All Files (52 KB)
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DS104:  Young Women, Flowchart for Year 1982 - Download All Files (58 KB)
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DS105:  Young Women, Flowchart for Year 1983 - Download All Files (184 KB)
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DS106:  Young Women, Flowchart for Year 1985 - Download All Files (68 KB)
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DS107:  Young Women, Flowchart for Year 1987 - Download All Files (79 KB)
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DS108:  Mature Women, Flowchart for Year 1979 - Download All Files (66 KB)
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DS109:  Mature Women, Flowchart for Year 1981 - Download All Files (80 KB)
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DS110:  Mature Women, Flowchart for Year 1982 - Download All Files (169 KB)
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DS111:  Mature Women, Flowchart for Year 1984 - Download All Files (81 KB)
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DS112:  Mature Women, Flowchart for Year 1986 - Download All Files (108 KB)
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DS113:  Mature Women, Flowchart for Year 1987 - Download All Files (104 KB)
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DS116:  Young Women, Flowchart for Year 1988 - Download All Files (124 KB)
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DS117:  Young Women, Flowchart for Year 1991 - Download All Files (151 KB)
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DS118:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Birth Record and Fertility, 1989) - Download All Files (1,933 KB)
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DS119:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Miscellaneous Non-Longitudinal Items, 1989) - Download All Files (17,642 KB)
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DS120:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Common Demographic Information) - Download All Files (11 KB)
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DS121:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Created Key Variables) - Download All Files (69 KB)
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DS122:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Family Background) - Download All Files (98 KB)
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DS123:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Marital History) - Download All Files (78 KB)
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DS124:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Current Labor Force Status) - Download All Files (100 KB)
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DS125:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Jobs) - Download All Files (17 KB)
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DS126:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Job Information--Employer Supplement) - Download All Files (303 KB)
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DS127:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Periods Not Working--Employer Supplement) - Download All Files (267 KB)
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DS128:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Information Sheet, 1980-1989) - Download All Files (81 KB)
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DS129:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Regular Schooling) - Download All Files (36 KB)
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DS130:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Income and Assets, 1979-1990) - Download All Files (250 KB)
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DS131:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Assets, 1985- 1989) - Download All Files (23 KB)
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DS132:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Household Record) - Download All Files (201 KB)
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DS133:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Periods When Respondent Was Not Working or in the Military) - Download All Files (74 KB)
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DS134:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Degrees and Certification, 1979-1984 and 1988-1989) - Download All Files (14 KB)
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DS135:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Birth Record and Fertility, 1982-1984) - Download All Files (228 KB)
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DS136:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Birth Record and Fertility, 1985) - Download All Files (109 KB)
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DS137:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Birth Record and Fertility, 1986) - Download All Files (172 KB)
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DS138:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Birth Record and Fertility, 1987) - Download All Files (11 KB)
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DS139:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Children Record Form for Biological Children) - Download All Files (77 KB)
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DS140:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Children Record Form for Non-Biological Children) - Download All Files (28 KB)
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DS141:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Fertility, 1979- 1981) - Download All Files (7 KB)
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DS142:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Miscellaneous Non-Longitudinal Items, 1979) - Download All Files (124 KB)
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DS143:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Miscellaneous Non-Longitudinal Items, 1980) - Download All Files (82 KB)
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DS144:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Miscellaneous Non-Longitudinal Items, 1981) - Download All Files (83 KB)
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DS145:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Miscellaneous Non-Longitudinal Items, 1982) - Download All Files (96 KB)
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DS146:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Miscellaneous Non-Longitudinal Items, 1983) - Download All Files (93 KB)
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DS147:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Miscellaneous Non-Longitudinal Items, 1984) - Download All Files (108 KB)
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DS148:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Miscellaneous Non-Longitudinal Items, 1985) - Download All Files (93 KB)
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DS149:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Miscellaneous Non-Longitudinal Items, 1986) - Download All Files (87 KB)
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DS150:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Miscellaneous Non-Longitudinal Items, 1987) - Download All Files (71 KB)
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DS151:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Government Jobs--Employer Supplement, 1979-1987) - Download All Files (155 KB)
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DS152:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Profiles, ASVAB Vocational Test, 1980) - Download All Files (8 KB)
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DS153:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, School Survey) - Download All Files (16 KB)
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DS154:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Transcript Survey) - Download All Files (52 KB)
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DS155:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Military Data, 1980-1989) - Download All Files (227 KB)
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DS156:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Other Training) - Download All Files (224 KB)
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DS157:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Governmental Training, 1979-1987) - Download All Files (120 KB)
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DS158:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Child Care, 1982-1989) - Download All Files (189 KB)
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DS159:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Health) - Download All Files (90 KB)
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DS160:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Alcohol Use, 1982-1985 and 1988-1989) - Download All Files (30 KB)
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DS161:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Drug Use, 1984 and 1988) - Download All Files (34 KB)
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DS162:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Illegal Activities and Reported Police Contacts, 1980) - Download All Files (12 KB)
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DS163:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Job Search and Job Findings, 1981-1982 and 1986-1987) - Download All Files (77 KB)
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DS164:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Last Job Lasting 2 Weeks or More, 1979) - Download All Files (3 KB)
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DS165:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Work Experience Prior to 11/1/78, 1979) - Download All Files (5 KB)
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DS166:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Attitudes of Influential Person Toward Respondent's Decisions, 1979) - Download All Files (3 KB)
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DS167:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Attitudes Toward Hypothetical Job Offers, 1979) - Download All Files (5 KB)
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DS168:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Attitudes Toward Work, Self, Traditional Roles, AIDS, 1979-1984 and 1987-1988) - Download All Files (27 KB)
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DS169:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Interviewer Remarks) - Download All Files (37 KB)
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DS170:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Time Spent Working, Going to School, Training, Etc., 1981) - Download All Files (36 KB)
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DS171:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Supplemental Fertility File) - Download All Files (116 KB)
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DS172:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Birth Record and Fertility, 1988) - Download All Files (154 KB)
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DS173:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Miscellaneous Non-Longitudinal Items, 1988) - Download All Files (109 KB)
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DS174:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Birth Record and Fertility, 1989) - Download All Files (13 KB)
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DS175:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Miscellaneous Non-Longitudinal Items, 1989) - Download All Files (105 KB)
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DS176:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Birth Record and Fertility, 1990) - Download All Files (26,649 KB)
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DS177:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Miscellaneous Non-Longitudinal Items, 1990) - Download All Files (20,863 KB)
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DS178:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Birth Record and Fertility, 1990) - Download All Files (169 KB)
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DS179:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Miscellaneous Non-Longitudinal Items, 1990) - Download All Files (123 KB)
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DS180:  Child Assessment Supplement, 1986 - Download All Files (15,074 KB)
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DS181:  Child Assessment Supplement, 1988 - Download All Files (46,026 KB)
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DS182:  Child Assessment Supplement, 1990 - Download All Files (20,515 KB)
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DS183:  Codebook for All Child Assessment Supplements
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DS184:  Index for All Child Assessment Supplements - Download All Files (15,000 KB)
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DS185:  Mature Men, 1966-1991 (Flowchart 1978) - Download All Files (54 KB)
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DS186:  Mature Men, 1966-1991 (Flowchart 1980) - Download All Files (78 KB)
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DS187:  Mature Men, 1966-1991 (Flowchart 1981) - Download All Files (142 KB)
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DS188:  Mature Men, 1966-1991 (Flowchart 1983) - Download All Files (151 KB)
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DS189:  Mature Men, 1966-1991 (Flowchart for Widows, 1990) - Download All Files (73 KB)
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DS190:  Mature Men, 1966-1991 (Flowchart 1990) - Download All Files (162 KB)
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DS191:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements for Birth Record and Fertility, 1991) - Download All Files (10 KB)
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DS192:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements for Miscellaneous Non-Longitudinal Items, 1991) - Download All Files (91 KB)
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DS193:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Birth Record and Fertility, 1991) - Download All Files (1,462 KB)
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DS194:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Miscellaneous Non-Longitudinal Items, 1991) - Download All Files (15,251 KB)
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DS196:  Young Women, 1968-1991 (Appendix 33)
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DS197:  Mature Men, 1966-1990 (Appendix 32)
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DS198:  Mature Women, 1989 Pension (ISR Pension Data File) - Download All Files (15,851 KB)
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DS199:  Mature Women, 1989 Pension (Crosswalk File of NLS Mature Women) - Download All Files (104 KB)
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DS200:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Birth Records and Fertility, 1992) - Download All Files (15,511 KB)
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DS201:  Youth, 1979-1992 (Miscellaneous Non-Longitudinal Items, 1992) - Download All Files (17,580 KB)
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DS202:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Birth Record and Fertility, 1992) - Download All Files (99 KB)
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DS203:  Youth, 1979-1992 (SAS Data Definition Statements, Miscellaneous Non-Longitudinal Items, 1992) - Download All Files (103 KB)
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DS204:  Handbook 1994
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DS210:  Child-Mother Questionnaire, 1992
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DS211:  Youth Surveys Questionnaire, 1979
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DS214:  Youth Surveys Questionnaire, 1982
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DS222:  Youth Surveys Questionnaire, 1992
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DS9998:  Citation - Download All Files (1 KB)
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Study Description

Citation

Ohio State University. Center for Human Resource Research. National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Experience, 1966-1992. ICPSR07610-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1995. doi:10.3886/ICPSR07610.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   aptitude, career goals, drinking behavior, drug abuse, educational background, economic indicators, employment discrimination, fertility, family work relationship, health status, high school students, household composition, income distribution, job history, job training, job security, labor force, labor markets, labor (work), occupational mobility, offenses, older adults, pensions, retirement, social indicators, secondary education, test scores, wages and salaries, working women, work attitudes, work experience, working mothers, young adults, youths

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1966--1992

Date of Collection:  

  • 1966--1992

Universe:   Five cohorts are represented in this collection: Older Men aged 45 to 59 years of age in 1966, Mature Women aged 30 to 44 years in 1967, Young Men aged 14 to 24 years in 1966, Young Women aged 14 to 24 years in 1968, and NLSY (Youth--both males and females) aged 14 to 21 years in 1979.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) Due to the consolidation of files and removal of obsolete errata files, there are no Parts 45, 66, 114, 115, or 117 in this collection. These data occupy over 30 reels of tape when written at 6,250 bpi, and over 120 reels when written at 1,600 bpi. Due to the magnitude of this collection, interested users should initially request the introductory report that describes the file structure and content prior to submitting their orders. Codebooks are electronic although some supplementary materials are available only on microfiche. Numeric and KWIC indexes and various attachments are supplied as electronic files. Users will need to order Numeric and KWIC indexes along with data files to determine column locations for variables. (2) A change has been made to the structure of the 1979-1992 Youth Workhistory data file. The size of the file necessitated splitting the data into two records per case. The first record contains the data for the A, HOURS and DUALJOBS arrays and the second record contains the remainder of the data pertaining to specific job characteristics, gaps in employment, and summary labor force activity variables.

Methodology

Sample:   Each of the first four cohorts is represented by a national probability sample of approximately 5,000 individuals--1,500 Blacks and 3,500 Whites. These four "original cohorts" have been interviewed at least once in every two-year period since the 1960s. Retention rates have remained high, with around two-thirds of the active samples continuing to be interviewed. Three independent probability samples, designed to be representative of the entire population of youth born in the United States between 1957 and 1964, were drawn for the NLSY: (1) a cross-sectional sample of 6,111 respondents designed to be representative of the noninstitutionalized civilian segment of American young people aged 14-21 as of January 1, 1979, (2) a supplemental sample of 5,295 respondents designed to oversample civilian Hispanic, Black, and economically disadvantaged non-Hispanic, non-Black youth, and (3) a military sample of 1,280 respondents designed to represent the population aged 17-21 as of January 1, 1979, and serving in the military as of September 30, 1978. The retention rate for the NLSY, interviewed yearly since 1979, remains at over 90 percent. The military sample was interviewed from 1979-1984.

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personal interviews and self-enumerated forms

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