Larson, Matthew and Gary Sweeten. 2012. “Breaking up is hard to do: Romantic dissolution, offending, and substance use during the transition to adulthood.” Criminology 50:605-636.
Pyrooz, David C. and Gary Sweeten. 2015. “Gang membership between ages 5 and 17 years in the United States.” Journal of Adolescent Health 56:414-419.
What I learned from NLS data
I have used NLS data for about half of my academic research. In published research using the NLSY97 I have learned about the effects of criminal justice involvement on education and employment, the extent of crimes prevented through incarceration, the effect of youth employment on deviance, the relationship between high school dropout and delinquency, the deviant consequences of romantic dissolution, and most recently, an estimate of the number of juvenile gang members in the U.S.
Why I chose NLS data
I study how adolescents successfully transition into adulthood. Because of its breadth of information over time in a representative sample of United States youth transitioning to adulthood, the NLSY is one of the premier data sources for my research.
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).