Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles
NLS user since 2009
Brand, Jennie, and Juli Simon Thomas. 2014. “The Effects of Parental Job Displacement on Children's Socioeconomic and Social-Psychological Outcomes.” American Journal of Sociology, 119(4):955-1001.
Simon Thomas, Juli. “Variation in Parental Displacement Experiences and Children’s Educational Outcomes: Single Mothers’ Post-Displacement Unemployment.” CCPR Working Paper Series, PWP-CCPR-2014-008.
What I learned from NLS data
We learned that job loss in single mothers' lives affects children in various ways, most of them negative, but with interesting variation. I learned that such disruptions are a shock that goes beyond simply its consequences - being out of work is not as important as the job loss in terms of how it affects children.
Why I chose NLS data
The longitudinal format was perfect for the questions which I and my coauthors were asking. Also, being able to connect parents to children allowed for an intergenerational analysis.
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).