The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth,1997 (NLSY97) is a longitudinal project that follows the lives of a sample of American youth born between 1980-84; 8,984 respondents were ages 12-17 when first interviewed in 1997. This ongoing cohort has been surveyed 15 times to date and is now interviewed biennially. Data are available from Round 1 (1997 survey year) to Round 15 (2011 survey year).
Ohio State University. Center for Human Resource Research. National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1997. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-10-24. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34923.v1