Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne, Australia
NLS user since 1991
Koch, S. & D. Ribar. “A Siblings Analysis of the Effects of Alcohol Consumption Onset on Educational Attainment,” Contemporary Economic Policy 19:2 (April 2001), 162-74.
Ribar, D. “The Socioeconomic Consequences of Young Women's Childbearing: Reconciling Disparate Evidence,” Journal of Population Economics 12:4 (1999), 547-65.
Ribar, D. “The Effects of Teenage Fertility on Young Adult Childbearing,” Journal of Population Economics, 9:2 (1996), 197-218.
Ribar, D. “Teenage Fertility and High School Completion,” Review of Economics and Statistics, 76:3 (August 1994), 413-24.
Kenkel, D., & D. Ribar. “Alcohol Consumption and Young Adults’ Socioeconomic Status,” Brookings Papers on Economic Activity—Microeconomics, (Summer 1994), 119-61.
Ribar, D. “A Multinomial Logit Analysis of Teenage Fertility and High School Completion,” Economics of Education Review, 12:2 (June 1993), 153-64.
Why I chose NLS data
The key feature of the NLS was the availability of prospective longitudinal information on young people's economic and demographic behavior from the time that they become "at risk" of making adult transitions. Additionally, the NLSY79 had detailed geographic measures that allowed the individual-level observations to be linked to contextual and policy variables; it also interviewed all in-range youth within each household which facilitated siblings comparisons. With these features, the NLS could support numerous advanced econometric procedures including longitudinal, siblings fixed effects, and instrumental variable analyses.
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).