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Pinkston, Joshua C. "The dynamic effects of obesity on the wages of young workers." Available at SSRN or MPRA (2015).
Why I chose NLS data
The NLS cohorts combine detailed information about respondents' experiences in the labor market with a wide variety of other variables. The inclusion of ability measures was essential to my work on employer learning and statistical discrimination. My recent work has relied on information about height and weight in the NLSY97.
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).