Somali Youth Longitudinal Study (SYLS) Series

The Somali Youth Longitudinal Study collected data on Somali-American youth at four time points between 2013-2019. The study was originally designed to address concerns in the Somali community over youth violence. The study broadened its focus to adopt a life-course perspective to examine Somali immigrant experiences with discrimination and marginalization associated with religion, race, ethnicity, and immigration status, and their relationship to health outcomes.

Time 1: May 2013 – January 2014

Time 2: June 2014 – August 2015

Time 3: December 2016 – February 2018, NOTE: Time 3 data are not available from ICPSR.

Time 4: April 2018 – February 2019