Department of Economics & Survey Research Center, University of Michigan
Former member of the NLS Technical Review Committee
NLS user since 1972
Charles Brown, "A Model of Optimal Human Capital Accumulation and the Wages of Young High School Graduates," Journal of Political Economy, February 1976.
Charles Brown, ""Equalizing Differences in the Labor Market," Quarterly Journal of Economics, February 1980.
Charles Brown, "Relatively Equal Opportunity in the Armed Forces:Impacts on Children of Military Families," working paper 2010
Why I chose NLS data
The critical feature of NLS for me was that it offered high-quality longitudinal data on young workers -- the life-cycle stage where both on the job investments are important and changes of employer are frequent.
Ohio State University Center for Human Resource Research
This site was created at the Center for Human Resource Research (CHRR) at The Ohio State University to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS). The NLS is a program of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. CHRR has conducted the NLS since the program began in 1965, in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau (from 1965 to 2003) and NORC at the University of Chicago (from 1978 to the present).