Thomas MaCurdy


Department of Economics, Stanford University

Former member of the NLS Technical Review Committee

NLS user since 1985

  • “Profiling the Plight of Disconnected Youth in America,” (with S. Nagavarapu), Working Paper, Revised 2013
  • "Establishing New Norms for the AFQT Using Data from PAY97," (with Ed Vytlacil), Defense Manpower Data Center Report, 2004
  • "An Evaluation of the National Longitudinal Survey of the Youth Cohort,” (with R. Mark Gritz and Thomas Mroz), Journal of Human Resources, 33, 1998: 345-436.
  • "Participation in Low-Wage Labor Markets by Young Men,” (with R. Mark Gritz), U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Report, September 1992
  • "Patterns of Welfare Utilization and Multiple Program Participation Among Young Women,” (with R. Mark Gritz), Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Report, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1991
  • "The Effects of Unemployment Compensation on Youth Unemployment,” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Report, 1989
Why I chose NLS data

The NLSY79 and NLSY97 constitute unparalleled data sources characterizing the education, employment, income support and family circumstances of youth over substantial portions of their lifetimes. These data enable comprehensive studies of many aspects of youths' experiences.