Current member of the NLS Technical Review Committee
NLS user since 1995
McClendon, David, Janet Chen-Lan Kuo, and R. Kelly Raley. 2014. “Opportunities to Meet: Occupational Education and Marriage Formation in Young Adulthood.” Demography 51: 1319-1344. DOI 10.1007/s13524-014-0313-x
Kuo, Janet Chen-Lan and R. Kelly Raley. Forthcoming. Is it All about Money? Work Characteristics and Women’s and Men’s Marriage Formation in Early Adulthood.” Journal of Family Issues. DOI: 10.1177/0192513X14530973
Raley, R. Kelly, Kim, Yujin, and Kimberly Daniels. 2012. “Young adults' fertility expectations and events, Associations with college enrollment and persistence.” Journal of Marriage and Family. 74: 866-879. DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2012.00990.x
Raley, R. Kelly, Kathleen Mullan Harris, and Ronald R. Rindfuss. 2000. "The Quality and Comparability of Child Care Data in U.S. Surveys. Social Science Research. 29(3): 356-381. DOI: 10.1006/ssre.2000.0673
Why I chose NLS data
The NLS data sets are simply the best available to examine the interrelationship between family and work life. In particular, these data have detailed information on marriage, cohabitation, childbearing, and divorce -- important factors shaping labor supply. Detailed work histories, including occupation codes, have been very helpful to our research investigating how work shapes transitions into marriage. The large probability samples of multiple cohorts followed longitudinally make this a resource incomparable to any other for examining how macro-level economic and cultural shifts relate to the interplay between family and work life at the micro-level.
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).