Department of Sociology and Population Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University
Involved in augmenting data on the original cohorts
NLS user since 1978
Hardy, Melissa A. 1993. Regression With Dummy Variables. Sage University Paper Series on Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences. Beverly Hills and London: Sage Publications.
Hardy, Melissa and Adriana Reyes (2015). "The Longevity Legacy of WWII: Exploring the Intersection of GI Status and Mortality." The Gerontologist
Willson, Andrea and Melissa Hardy. 2002. "Racial Disparities in Income Security for a Cohort of Aging American Women." Social Forces 80(4): 1283-1306.
Pampel, Fred and Melissa A. Hardy. 1994. "Status Maintenance and Change During Old Age." Social Forces. 73(1):289-314.
Hardy, Melissa A. and Eliza K. Pavalko. 1986. "The Internal Structure of Self-Reported Health Measures Among Male Workers and Retirees." Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 27 (December): 346-357.
Hardy, Melissa A. 1984. "The Effects of Education on Retirement Among White Male Wage-and-Salary Workers," Sociology of Education, 57 (April): 84-98.
What I learned from NLS data
Using the series of NLS cohorts makes clear the importance of considering historical differences in how careers begin, unfold, and end and how gender and race structure the life course.
Why I chose NLS data
When I decided that my dissertation would address the age patterning of retirement patterns relative to occupation and social policy, the NLS original cohort of older men provided high quality longitudinal data on a large national sample of men as they moved out of the labor force.
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).