Department of Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz
NLS user since 1995
2005 "Self-Employment, Entrepreneurship and the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth,"Monthly Labor Review, Special Issue Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the NLSY79, 128(2): 40-47.
2002 "Drug Dealing and Legitimate Self-Employment," Journal of Labor Economics 20(3): 538-567.
2003 "The Long-Term Costs of Job Displacement among Young Workers," (with Lori G. Kletzer)," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 56(4): 682-698.
2010 "Home Computers and Educational Outcomes: Evidence from the NLSY97 and CPS" (with Daniel Beltran and Kuntal Das), Economic Inquiry, 48(3): 771-792.
2004 "Earnings Growth among Less-Educated Business Owners," Industrial Relations, 43 (3): 634-659.
2004 "Does Business Ownership Provide a Source of Upward Mobility for Blacks and Hispanics?," Entrepreneurship and Public Policy , ed., Doug Holtz-Eakin, Cambridge: MIT Press.
What I learned from NLS data
I have learned a lot by using the NLS data. I have learned how earnings grow among the business owners, and about earnings losses among displaced young workers, drug dealing and legitimate entrepreneurship, and computer use and educational outcomes.
Why I chose NLS data
There are two features about NLS data that have been very useful for my research. First, the NLS data are panel data. Second, the NLS data include very detailed information about individuals.
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).