Principal Investigator, 1983-1987; Coordinator of NLSY97 questionnaire design team
NLS user since 1983
"Intersectoral Labor Mobility and the Growth of the Service Sector,” with Donghoon Lee, Econometrica, January 2006."
“The Career Decisions of Young Men," with Michael P. Keane, Journal of Political Economy, June 1997.
“Why Youths Drop Out of High School: The Impact of Preferences, Opportunities and Abilities,” with Zvi Eckstein, Econometrica, November 1999.
"Sisters, Siblings, and Mothers: The Effects of Teen-Age Childbearing on Birth Outcomes," with Mark R. Rosenzweig, Econometrica, March 1995.
"Parental and Public Transfers to Young Women and Their Children," with Mark R. Rosenzweig, American Economic Review, December 1994.
"Estimating a Market Equilibrium Search Model from Panel Data on Individuals," with Zvi Eckstein, Econometrica, July 1990.
What I learned from NLS data
Over the past 30+ years, I have used every cohort of the NLS, the four original cohorts, the '79 cohort including the children survey and the '97 cohort. It is difficult to pick out a particular finding to highlight what I have learned using NLS data from among the two dozen or so papers I have written using NLS data. What I would point out is that because of the omnibus nature of the NLS data and the innovations in survey design, I have been able to study, often in an integrated fashion, substantive policy-relevant issues related to education, employment, fertility, marriage, and child health and cognitive development.
Why I chose NLS data
I began using NLS data when I became the PI in 1983 and have used the data ever since.
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).