Department of Economics, University of Colorado Denver
NLS user since 2007
"Does Employer Learning Vary by Occupation?" Journal of Labor Economics, 2009, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 415-444.
"Who Marries Differently Aged Spouses? Education, Occupation, Earnings, Ability, and Appearance." (with Terra McKinnish), The Review of Economics and Statistics, 2014, Vol. 96, No. 3, pp. 577-580.
"Is Internet Job Search Still Ineffective?" (with Peter Kuhn), Economic Journal, 2014, Vol. 124, No. 581, pp. 1213-1233.
Why I chose NLS data
The NLSY contains unique information not available in many other longitudinal data sets. For example, it contains detailed questions about whether and how workers use the Internet to look for jobs. Another unique variable is the AFQT score which is a key measure of ability and proved to be instrumental in my own research.
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).