Numbers for NLS Nerds

53,669 Number of respondents for whom data have been collected across seven cohorts of the NLS
727,716 Number of NLS interviews conducted as of May 20, 2015 … with more being completed each day
26 Maximum number of times an NLS respondent has been interviewed … although this record is broken with each round of the NLSY79
11.9 Percentage of interviews conducted on Friday (the least popular day for conducting interviews) during the last two years of interviews
16.2 Percentage of interviews conducted on Monday (the most popular day for conducting interviews) during the last two years of interviews
37.8 Approximate percentage of “youth” respondents in the NLSY79 who are now grandparents (based on a subsample of respondents reporting grandchildren in 2012)
27.7 Percentage of “child” respondents in the Children of the NLSY79 who are now parents

… to the 53,669 respondents who agreed to be (repeatedly) interviewed during the first 50 years of the NLS. The NLS researchers and staff who are also acknowledged on this anniversary website are humbled by the patience, generosity, and loyalty of NLS respondents. These men, women, and children are the NLS!