NLS@50 News and Events

AUGUST 20-23, 2016: AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING

There will be several opportunities to learn about the National Longitudinal Surveys at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) in Seattle, WA.

  • Join us for a workshop for new and returning users of the National Longitudinal Surveys on Saturday August 20 from 2:30 pm to 4:10 pm. If you have never used the National Longitudinal Surveys before or you have but feel a little rusty, then this is the workshop for you! Elizabeth Cooksey (PI of the NLSY79 Child and Young Adult surveys), and Steve McClaskie (head of User Services for the NLS program) will give a brief overview of the various NLS datasets, bring you up-to-date on new developments, and provide hands-on instruction for how to search for information and download data. The workshop is Session 093 in the ASA program is being held in the Washington State Convention Center, Rm 309 (Level 3).
  • The National Longitudinal Surveys will also have an exhibit booth at ASA. Visit the NLS booth (#311) for information about the NLS program.
  • On Sunday, August 21, visit two National Longitudinal Surveys posters in the Research Funding Opportunities and Data Resources session (Session 270). NLS staff will be on-hand to answer questions you may have about accessing and using data from the NLSY79, NLSY97, or NLSY79 Child/Young Adult surveys. Stop by our posters (#17 and #18) from 1 pm to 4 pm on Sunday, August 21 in the Washington State Convention Center Hall 4A (Level 4).

More than 30 presentations using NLS data are scheduled for the conference. If there are any presentations missing from our list, please email NLS User Services (usersvc@chrr.osu.edu).  

Be sure to follow @NLSat50 on Twitter for updates during the conference.

video of bls Commissioner Groshen's opening remarks at NLS 50th anniversary conference now available

Bureau of Labor Statistics Commissioner Erica Groshen's opening remarks at the NLS 50th Anniversary Conference are now available on the NLS 50th Anniversary webpage. The NLS 50th Anniversary Conference was held in Washington, DC in September 2015.  Slides from the other presentations are also available on the NLS 50th Anniversary webpage.

Recent articles featuring the National Longitudinal Surveys

A recent edition of the Monthly Labor Review contains an article entitled "Fertility of Women in the NLSY79" by Alison Aughinbaugh and Hugette Sun of the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The authors use the NLSY79 to examine differences in women's fertility patterns by education, labor market experience, and race/ethnicity.

A recent article by Jeff Grabmeier of The Ohio State University details the 50-year history of the National Longitudinal Surveys.

Be sure to read several NLS anniversary articles published in September 2015. The September 2015 edition of the Monthly Labor Review included an article on "The National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth: Research Highlights", co-authored by Aughinbaugh, Charles R. Pierret, & Donna S. Rothstein.  The September 2015 Spotlight on Statistics, published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, focuses on the NLSY79 and NLSY97 surveys.

OCTOBER 2016: The Journal of Marriage and Family

Journal of Marriage and Family editors are planning a special issue for October 2016 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the NLS. This special issue will showcase family research based on various cohorts of the NLS.

The Journal of Marriage and Family is published by the National Council on Family Relations and edited by R. Kelly Raley (University of Texas at Austin). The special issue will be guest-edited by Elizabeth Cooksey (The Ohio State University).

For more information about the journal: https://www.ncfr.org/jmf

National Longitudinal Surveys 50th anniversary conference slides available

In September 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics sponsored a one-day conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the NLS. Presentations focused on the past, current, and future value of NLS data for addressing important policy questions.  Slides from many of the presentations are now available on the NLS 50th Anniversary page.

CALL FOR NLS@50 WEBSITE PROFILES

Have you used NLS data for your published research? Are you a graduate student using NLS data for your dissertation research? Are you a current or former member of the NLS team at Census, BLS, NORC or The Ohio State University?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions and would like to add your “researcher” or “staff” profile to this website, please contact NLSat50@chrr.osu.edu and we will send you a link to the relevant profile submission page.

PAST EVENT: June 26-28, 2015: Society of Labor Economists annual meeting and 4th SOLE/EALE World Conference (Montréal, Quebec)

The SOLE/EALE conference program includes a special session dedicated to NLS-based research. Please help us celebrate the anniversary of the NLS by attending this session at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 26:

SESSION C01: Research Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the NLS
Chair: Audrey Light (The Ohio State University)

  • “Heterogeneity in the Production of Human Capital”
    Presenter: Tirthatanmoy Das (University of Central Florida)
    Additional authors: Solomon W. Polachek, (State University of New York at Binghamton) and Rewat Thamma-Apiroam (Kasetsart University, Thailand)
  • “Deadbeat Dads”
    Presenter: Meghan Skira (University of Georgia)
    Additional authors: Andrew Beauchamp (Boston College), Geoffrey Sanzenbacher (Boston College) and Shannon Seitz (Analysis Group)
  • “Training and Jobs Across the Career: An Empirical Investigation”
    Presenter: Harley Frazis (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
    Additional author: Mark A. Loewenstein (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

In addition, please join us for this invited session sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, which generously provided funding for new business ownership data in the NLSY79. An overview of the Kauffman-funded NLSY79 data will be part of the session, at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 26:

New Approaches to Measuring Entrepreneurship
Chair: Audrey Light (The Ohio State University)

  • “Where Has All the Skewness Gone? The Decline in High-Growth (Young) Firms in the U.S.”
    Presenter: Ron S. Jarmin (U.S. Census Bureau)
    Additional authors: Ryan A. Decker (University of Maryland), John Haltiwanger (University of Maryland) and Javier Miranda (U.S. Census Bureau)
  • “Business Ownership vs. Self Employment”
    Presenter: Audrey Light (The Ohio State University)
    Additional author: Robert Munk (Ohio State University)
  • “Serial Entrepreneurship: Learning by Doing?”
    Presenter: Kathryn Shaw (Stanford University)
    Additional author: Francine Lafontaine (University of Michigan)

For more information about the meeting: http://www.sole-jole.org/2015.htm

PAST EVENT: OCTOber 13, 2015, 4-6 pm: Reception in honor of the 50th anniversary of CHRR, Thompson Library Reading Room, THe Ohio State University, Columbus OH

Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Center for Human Resource Research at The Ohio State University—home of the NLS since the program’s inception 50 years ago.

PAST EVENT: August 22-25, 2015: American Sociological Association annual meeting (Chicago, IL)

Don't miss the following Poster Sessions on Sunday, August 23 from 1-4 p.m. in Stevens Salon B:

Poster 11: The National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth/1979 & 1997 Cohorts
Poster 12: Children of the NLSY79
Presenter: Paula Baker (Center for Human Resource Research, The Ohio State University)

Please check the @NLSat50 Twitter feed for a "heads up" on sessions featuring NLS-based presentations.

Visit the NLS booth for information about NLS@50 and the NLS program.

For more information about the meeting: http://www.asanet.org/AM2015/am_2015.cfm

PAST EVENT: September 17, 2015, 8:30-3:00: NLS Anniversary Conference (Washington, DC)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is sponsoring a one-day conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the NLS. Conference presentations will focus on the past, current, and future value of NLS data for addressing important policy questions. Agenda:

  • Opening remarks
  • Erica Groshen, Commissioner, BLS
  • 50 years of contributions of the NLS
  • Michael Horrigan, BLS
  • Dan Black, University of Chicago, NORC at the University of Chicago
  • Round table discussion on uses of NLS data
    Moderator: Katharine Abraham, University of Maryland
    Panel Members: H. Elizabeth Peters, Urban Institute
    Brian Harris-Kojetin, National Academy of Sciences, CNSTAT
    Rebecca L. Clark, NICHD
    Howard Snyder, Bureau of Justice Statistics
  • Data innovations and recent findings from the NLS
    Chair: Jeffrey Groen, Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Labor Markets: Audrey Light, The Ohio State University
  • Skill Formation: Sergio Urzua, University of Maryland
  • Education: R. Kelly Raley, University of Texas at Austin

Click here for more information about the conference.

PAST EVENT: October 18-21, 2015: Society of Longitudinal and Life Course Studies International Conference (Dublin, Ireland)

The SLLS program includes a special presentation in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the NLS. Please help us celebrate by attending the following session at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 20:

Celebrating 50 Years of the National Longitudinal Surveys---Elizabeth Cooksey (The Ohio State University)

The following keynote presentation at 5:10 p.m. on Monday, October 19 also focuses on NLS data:

Intergenerational Linkages, Interdisciplinary Collaborations and Interesting Findings: Lessons Learned from 50 Years of the National Longitudinal Surveys--Elizabeth Cooksey (The Ohio State University)

Past Event: OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 4, 2015: AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING (CHICAGO, IL)

Visit the NLS booth for information about NLS@50 and the NLS program.

For more information about the meeting: https://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual

PAST EVENT: November 12-14, 2015: Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management fall research conference (Miami, FL)

Please help us commemorate the 50th anniversary of the NLS by attending the following session on Saturday, November 14 at 10:15 a.m. in Brickell South:

Assets and Debt in American Lives: Findings from 50 Years of the NLS -- Chair: A. Rupa Datta (NORC at the University of Chicago)

"Cross-Cohort Changes in First Union Formation: Does Debt Matter, and Has this Association Changed Over Time?" -- Fenaba Addo (University of Wisconsin, Madison) and Jason Houle (Dartmouth College)

"Determinants of Household Wealth at Age 50: Evidence from the NLSY79" -- Audrey Light (The Ohio State University) and Kathleen McGarry (UCLA)

"50 Years of American Indebtedness and Policies That Have Shaped It"  -- Charles Pierret (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) and       A. Rupa Datta (NORC at the University of Chicago)

Also be sure to visit the NLS booth for information about NLS@50 and the NLS program, and attend the many talks and posters using NLS data! Follow us on Twitter for updates during the 2015 APPAM conference.

For more information about the meeting: http://www.appam.org/events/fall-research-conference/2015-fall-research-conference-information/

PAST EVENT: November 18-22, 2015: Gerontological Society of America annual meeting (Orlando, FL)

Visit the NLS booth for information about NLS@50 and the NLS program.

For more information about the meeting: https://www.geron.org/meetings-events

PAST EVENT: JANUARY 3-5, 2016: AMERICAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING (SAN FRANCISCO, CA)

The National Longitudinal Surveys will be at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association in San Francisco, CA.  Visit the NLS booth #216 for information about NLS@50 and the NLS program.

For more information about the meeting: https://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/

PAST EVENT: JANUARY 13-16, 2016: SOCIETY FOR SOCIAL WORK AND RESEARCH ANNUAL CONFERENCE (WASHINGTON, DC)

Visit the NLS booth at the 20th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research to learn more about about NLS@50 and the NLS program.  Follow us on Twitter for information about presentations using NLS data.

For more information about the meeting: http://secure.sswr.org/2016-conference-home/

PAST EVENT: January 26, 2016: presentation on 50 years of the national longitudinal surveys (Columbus, OH)

Dr. Elizabeth Cooksey, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Human Resource Research, will present a talk on "Intergenerational linkages, interdisciplinary collaborations and interesting findings from 50 years of the NLS" to the Institute for Population Research at The Ohio State University.  

The talk will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, from 12:30pm to 1:30pm, in 038 Townshend Hall on The Ohio State University campus.  More details about the event can be found here.

PAST EVENT: MARCH 30-APRIL 2, 2016: POPULATION ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING (WASHINGTON, DC)

There are over 50 presentations and posters at this year's PAA meeting using data from one or more of the NLS cohorts.  Follow us on Twitter for updates during the meeting!

Join us on Wednesday, March 30 from 3:30-5:00 PM, for a workshop on "Using the NLSY: A Workshop for New and Returning Users".  The workshop will be held in the Washington Marriot Wardman Park - Wilson A.

Saturday's program features a special session celebrating 30 years of the NLSY79 Child cohort, chaired by Elizabeth Cooksey of The Ohio State University:

Session 203. Research Advances from 30 Years of the NLSY79 Child and Young Adult Surveys

Sat, Apr 2, 10:45 - 12:15 PM, Washington Marriot Wardman Park - COOLIDGE

Session Chair: Elizabeth Cooksey (The Ohio State University)

Be sure to save time in your schedule to visit the NLS booth #500 for information about NLS@50 and the NLS program.

For more information about the meeting: http://www.populationassociation.org/sidebar/annual-meeting/

PAST EVENT: MARCH 31-APRIL 2, 2016: SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH ON ADOLESCENCE BIENNIAL MEETING (BALTIMORE, MD)

Visit the NLS booth #204 for information about NLS@50 and the NLS program.

For more information about the meeting: http://www.s-r-a.org/biennial-meeting

PAST EVENT: April 8-April 12, 2016: American educational research association meeting

The National Longitudinal Surveys will have an exhibit booth at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Washington, DC.  Stop by the National Longitudinal Surveys booth to learn more about using NLS data for educational research and follow us on Twitter for updates during the meeting.

PAST EVENT: April 2016: NLS Respondent appreciation Month

On the 50th anniversary of the first NLS interview ever conducted, we urge everyone who has benefited from NLS data to tip their cap and give a cheer to the 53,669 respondents who made it all possible! Be sure to visit our "50 Years of NLS Respondents" page.

NLS researchers and staff are humbled by the patience, generosity, and loyalty of NLS respondents.  These men, women, and children are the NLS!

PAST EVENT: May 13, 2016: AAPOR Panel on 50 years of the National Longitudinal surveys

The 71st annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) features a panel celebrating 50 years of the NLS, moderated by A. Rupa Datta of NORC at the University of Chicago:

SESSION 5: 50 years of the National Longitudinal Surveys Program: Reflections on the Last Half-Century of Large-scale High-quality Survey Research

Friday, May 13, 2016, 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm, Meeting Room 412 (Fourth Floor), Hilton Austin

“Adapting Weighting Procedures to Complex Sample Design in NLSY97”
Colm O'Muircheartaigh, University of Chicago and Steven Pedlow, NORC at the University of Chicago

“Designing Longitudinal Labor Force Survey Questionnaires 1965 to the Present”
A. Rupa Datta, NORC at the University of Chicago

"The Evolution of Survey Operations in the NLSYs”
Lauren Seward, NORC at the University of Chicago

“Incorporating Technology and Adult Learning Methods into Field Interviewer Trainings”
Vicki Wilmer, NORC at the University of Chicago

“Recordings, Reinterviews and Review: Data Quality Assurance Across the Years”
Isabella Velasquez, NORC at the University of Chicago

“Beware of What you Wish For: Navigating the Challenges of 50 Years of Data Dissemination”
Rosella Gardecki, The Ohio State University

On Saturday, May 14 at AAPOR, Isabella Velasquez and Holly Hagerty of NORC at the University of Chicago will give a talk entited "Survival Analysis: Estimating Attrition Rates in the NLSY97" as part of Session 4: Changes and Constants Over Time (3:30 pm - 5:00 pm in Meeting Room 410, fourth floor).

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