Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
NLS user since 1996
Carlson, Marcia J. and Mary E. Corcoran. 2001. “Family Structure and Children’s Behavioral and Cognitive Outcomes.” Journal of Marriage and Family 63(3):779-792.
Carlson, Marcia J. 2006. “Family Structure, Father Involvement and Adolescent Behavioral Outcomes.” Journal of Marriage and Family 68(1):137-154.
Carlson, Marcia J., Alicia G. VanOrman, and Natasha V. Pilkauskas. 2013. “Examining the Antecedents of U.S. Nonmarital Fatherhood.” Demography 50(4):1421-1447.
Why I chose NLS data
The NLSY79 is unique in the information provided about parents and family dynamics, as well as aspects of child development and wellbeing. Even while the mothers are interviewed, the NLSY 79provides extensive information about fathers (my main interest)--reported by both mothers and by children. The NLSY79 is a national treasure for understanding family processes that span generations.
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).