"Do Cognitive Skills Moderate the Influence of Neighborhood Disadvantage on Subsequent Educational Attainment?" (with Alison Aughinbaugh). 2014. Economics of Education Review, 44: pp. 83-9.
“Breastfeeding and Children’s Early Cognitive Outcomes.” 2013. Review of Economics and Statistics, 95(3): pp. 919-31.
"Can't Get There from Here: The Decision to Apply to a Selective College" (with Amanda L. Griffith). 2009. Economics of Education Review, 28(5): pp. 620-28.
"High School Employment and Youths' Academic Achievement." 2007. Journal of Human Resources, 42(1): pp. 194-213.
"School-to-Career Programs and Transitions to Employment and Higher Education." (with David Neumark). 2006. Economics of Education Review, 25: pp. 374-93.
"The Impact of Family Structure Transitions on Youth Achievement: Evidence from the Children of the NLSY79" (with Alison Aughinbaugh and Charles R. Pierret). August 2005. Demography, 42(3): pp. 447-68.
Why I chose NLS data
I first discovered the NLS when I was searching for data for my dissertation for an employment-related topic, and chose the NLSY79. The employment histories in the NLSY79 and NLSY97 are unrivaled, in my opinion. Where else can one find an extensive longitudinal history of employment from the teenage years and on? Since then I have used the NLSY79, NLSY97, and matched mother/child NLSY79 data for research projects.
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).