Former member of the NLS Technical Review Committee
NLS user since 1982
"Family Earnings and Wage Inequality Early in the Life Cycle," Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 66, No. 2, May 1984: 200-207.
“The Effect of Income on Child Development” Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 81, No. 2, May 1999: 261-276.
"The Effect of Child Care Characteristics on Child Development," Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 34, No. 4, Fall 1999: 786-822.
“A Demographic Analysis of the Family Structure Experiences of Children in the United States,” (with Wilbert van der Klaauw) Review of Economics of the Household, 2008, 6: 193-221.
“What Determines Family Structure?” (with Wilbert van der Klaauw) , Economic Inquiry, 51 (1), January 2013: 579–604.
"Turnover in Child Care Arrangements" (coauthored with P.K. Robins) Review of Economics and Statistics. Vol. 73, No. 1, February 1991: 152-157.
What I learned from NLS data
The NLSY79 and CNLSY79 data are so rich and extensive that they prompt new ideas for research even while using them. The richness does come at a price - exploiting it fully requires an incredible amount of work, but it is worth it.
Why I chose NLS data
The NLSY79 and CNLSY79 have unique data on mothers and children, including multiple children, followed and assessed throughout childhood and into adulthood, with a very rich set of outcomes measured for both the mother and children.
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).