Department of Sociology, Pacific Lutheran University
NLS user since 2007
Dwyer, Rachel E., Laura McCloud, and Randy Hodson. 2011. “Youth Debt, Mastery, and Self-Esteem: Class-Stratified Effects of Indebtedness on Self-Concept.” Social Science Research 40(3):727-741.
Dwyer, Rachel E., Laura McCloud, and Randy Hodson. 2012. “Debt and GraduationAmerican Universities.” Social Forces 90(4):1133-1155.
Dwyer, Rachel E., Randy Hodson, and Laura McCloud. 2013. “Gender, Debt, and Dropping Out of College.” Gender and Society 27(1):30-55.
Laura McCloud. 2010. "“Financed Mobility: Parents’ Consumer Credit Histories and Young Adult Outcomes.” Doctoral Dissertation.
What I learned from NLS data
Current young adults experience a different opportunity structure than previous generations because of their interactions with credit.
Why I chose NLS data
The NLS is perfectly suited to look at issues of stratification and mobility due to the panel design. It also has a range of information to look at numerous mechanisms and outcomes of stratification. Specific to my research, the NLS asks young adults about their debt experiences so it targets the population and subject I am most interested in researching.
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).