Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University
NLS user since 2000
Musick, Kelly, Jennie E. Brand, and Dwight Davis. 2012. “Variation in the Relationship Between Education and Marriage: Marriage Market Mismatch?” Journal of Marriage and Family 74(1):53–69. DOI:10.1111/j.1741-3737.2011.00879.x
Michelmore, Katherine and Kelly Musick. 2013. “Fertility Patterns of College Graduates by Field of Study, U.S. Women Born 1960–79.” Population Studies. DOI:10.1080/00324728.2013.847971
Musick, Kelly, Paula England, Sarah Edgington, and Nicole Kangas. 2009. “Education Differences in Intended and Unintended Fertility.” Social Forces 88(2):543–572. DOI:10.1353/sof.0.0278
Musick, Kelly and Robert D. Mare. 2006. “Recent Trends in the Inheritance of Poverty and Family Structure.” Social Science Research 35(2):471–499. DOI:10.1016/j.ssresearch.2004.11.006
Musick, Kelly and Robert D. Mare. 2004. “Family Structure, Intergenerational Mobility, and the Reproduction of Poverty: Evidence for Increasing Polarization?” Demography 41(4):629–648. DOI:10.1353/dem.2004.0034
Why I chose NLS data
A few unique features of the NLS have been critical to my research, in particualar: multiple observations from successive cohorts through key career- and family-building years; rich, prospectively collected information on families of origin; and data on family-related expectations, attitudes, and behaviors alongside detailed measures of economic activity and well-being. These have contributed in important ways across a range of studies to better understanding the intersections between family change and social inequality.
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).