Alison Aughinbaugh

Research Economist

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Research economist in the NLS program at the BLS

NLS user since 1995

  • “Do cognitive skills moderate the influence of neighborhood disadvantage on subsequent educational attainment?” (with Donna S. Rothstein), Economics of Education Review, 44: 83-99, February 2015.
  • “The Effects of High School Math Curriculum on College Attendance: Evidence from the NLSY97”, Economics of Education Review, 31(6): 861-870, 2012.
  • “The Impact of Family Structure Transitions on Child Achievement: Evidence from the Children of the NLSY79” (with Donna S. Rothstein and Charles R. Pierret), Demography, August 2005
  • “Maternal Labor Supply and Adolescent Risky Behavior” (with Maury Gittleman), Journal of Health Economics, July 2004
  • “Does Money Matter? A Comparison of the Effect of Income on Child Development in the United States and Great Britain” (with Maury Gittleman), Journal of Human Resources, Spring 2003
  • “The Impact of Attrition on the Children of the NLSY79”, Journal of Human Resources, Spring 2004
Why I chose NLS data

The intergenerational links between mother and their children make the NLSY79 and its child/young adult supplement invaluable. Because the data set continues to follow all children of the women in the NLSY79, I have been able to examine how decisions that parents make affect their children, during childhood and now as they age into adulthood.