“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.
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).