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Location Information for National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 (NLS-72): Fifth Follow-Up Survey, 1986 (ICPSR 22200)

Principal Investigator(s): Groen, Jeffrey A., United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics


This study provides supplementary data for the NATIONAL LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF THE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS of 1972 (ICPSR 8085) that is not available in public-use files. The supplementary data is location information on respondents to the Fifth Follow-Up Survey of the NLS-72. The data file contains two variables: an individual identifier and state of residence (in 1986). The identifier allows researchers to link the location information to the public-use files for the Fifth Follow-Up Survey. By the time of the Fifth Follow-Up Survey (conducted in the Spring and Summer of 1986), the sample members averaged 32 years of age and had been out of high school for 14 years. These data were acquired for a project on the geographic mobility of college-educated workers in the United States. The project investigated the impact of attending college in a state and on the probability of locating in the state after college.

Series: National Longitudinal Study of the Class of 1972 Series

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Study Description


Groen, Jeffrey A. LOCATION INFORMATION FOR NATIONAL LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF THE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1972 (NLS-72): FIFTH FOLLOW-UP SURVEY, 1986. ICPSR22200-v1. Chicago, IL: National Opinion Research Center (NORC) [producer], 2002. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-06-20. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR22200.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR22200.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    high school graduates, higher education, job history, postsecondary education, residents, states (USA), work experience

Smallest Geographic Unit:    state

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1986 (Spring and summer)

Date of Collection:   

  • 1986 (Spring and summer)

Unit of Observation:    individual

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) Although the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) funded the the main NLS-72 project, they did not provide funding for assembling "location data" for the Fifth Follow-Up Survey. Rather, the NCES provided permission for NORC to provide the "location data" to the primary investigator. (2) The data can be linked to the Fifth Follow-Up Survey of the NLS-72 (ICPSR 8085).


Data Source:

"Location data" used to administer the mail questionnaire for the NLS-72 Fifth Follow-Up Survey provided by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC).


Original ICPSR Release:   2008-06-20

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