National Longitudinal Survey of Mature and Young Women (ICPSR 34930)

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


The National Longitudinal Survey of Mature and Young Women, a two-cohort survey, is part of the NLS Original Cohort project. The Mature Women's cohort includes 5,083 women who were ages 30-44 when first interviewed in 1967, while the Young Women's cohort includes 5,159 women who were ages 14-24 when first interviewed in 1968. Data for both cohorts are available through 2003, when active surveying was discontinued.

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Study Description

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    child care, earned degrees, education, employment, family life, health care, health insurance, health status, housework, job training, leisure, older workers, psychological wellbeing, retirement planning, working hours, working mothers, working women

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1967--2003

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.