Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
Former Chair, NLS Technical Review Committee
NLS user since 1988
"The Effect of Arrests on the Employment and Earnings of Young Men." Quarterly Journal of Economics 110, no. 1, February 1995, 51-72.
"The Incarceration-Related Costs of Early Childbearing," In Rebecca Maynard, ed., Kids Having Kids: Economic Costs and Social Consequences of Teen Pregnancy, Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press, 1996. (Winner, Best Book Award, Society for Research on Adolescent Social Policy.)
“Immigration and Crime among Young Black Men: Evidence from the NLSY.” In Daniel S. Hamermesh and Frank D. Bean, eds., Help or Hindrance? The Economic Implications of Immigration for African Americans. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1998.
“Market Wages and Youth Crime.” Journal of Labor Economics 16, no. 4, October 1998, 756-791.
“Speech Patterns and Racial Wage Inequality.” Journal of Human Resources 46, Winter 2011, 1-25.
What I learned from NLS data
That crime among young men has a lot to do with wages. More recently, that the way we speak our native language explains a lot about wage inequality.
Why I chose NLS data
It provides data on items that you can't find elsewhere.
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).