Department of Psychology and Human Development, Vanderbilt University
NLS user since 1985
Rodgers, J. L., Van Hulle, C., D’Onofrio, B., Rathouz, P., Beasley, W., Johnson, A., Waldman, I., Lahey, B. B. (2015). Behavior Problems and Timing of Menarche: A Developmental Longitudinal Biometrical Analysis Using the NLSY-Children Data. Behavior Genetics, 45, 51-70.
Rodgers, J. L., Bard, D., Johnson, A., D’Onofrio, B., & Miller, W. B. (2008). The Cross-Generational Mother-Daughter-Aunt-Niece Design: Establishing Validity of the MDAN Design with NLSY Fertility Variables. Behavior Genetics, 38, 567-578.
Rodgers, J. L. & Wanstrom, L. (2007). Identification of a Flynn Effect in the NLSY: Moving from the Center to the Boundaries. Intelligence. 35, 187-196.
Rodgers, J. L., Cleveland, H. H., van den Oord, E., & Rowe, D. C. (2000). Resolving the debate over birth order, family size, and intelligence. American Psychologist, 55, 599-612.
Rodgers, J. L., Rowe, D. C., & Buster, M. (1999). Nature, nurture, and first sexual intercourse in the USA: Fitting behavioural genetic models to NLSY kinship data. Journal of Biosocial Sciences, 31.
Rodgers, J. L., Rowe, D. C., & May, K. (1994). DF analysis of NLSY IQ/achievement data: Nonshared environmental influences. Intelligence, 19, 157-177.
Why I chose NLS data
It is longitudinal. It contains within-family data. It is multi-generational. It originated as a probability sample. It has thousands of outcomes.
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).