Bruce Weinberg


Department of Economics, Ohio State University

NLS user since 2000

  • “People People: Social Capital and the Labor Market Outcomes of Underrepresented Groups.” 2014. with Lex Borghans and Bas terWeel. Industrial and Labor Relations Review 67 (No. 2).
  • “Do Neighborhoods Affect Hours Worked? Evidence from Longitudinal Data,” with Patricia B. Reagan and Jeffrey J. Yankow. Journal of Labor Economics 24 (no. 4, 2004): 891-924.
  • “Crime Rates and Local Labor Market Opportunities in the United States: 1979-1997,” with Eric D. Gould and David B. Mustard. Review of Economics and Statistics 84 (no. 1, February 2002): 45-61.
Why I chose NLS data

I turned to the NLS for my research because it contained a wealth of data on questions that are not covered by other data. When I look at the 3 papers that I've published using the NLSY79, I am struck by the diversity of questions that one can answer using the NLS data, in my case varying from crime, to interpersonal skills, to peer / neighborhood effects.