Center for Human Resource Research, Ohio State University
Former principal investigator of the Child cohort.
NLS user since 1975
Mott, Frank L. "Women, Work, and Family: Dimensions of Change in American Society." Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1978
Mott, Frank L. and Susan H. Mott. "Prospective Life Style Congruence Among American Adolescents: Variations in the Association Between Fertility Expectations and Ideas Regarding Women's Roles." Social Forces 63,1 (September 1984): 184-208.
Mott, Frank L. "When is a Father Really Gone? Paternal-Child Contact in Father-Absent Homes." Demography 27,4 (November 1990): 499-517.
Mott, Frank L. "Sons, Daughters and Fathers' Absence: Differentials in Father-Leaving Probabilities and in Home Environments." Journal of Family Issues 15,1 (March 1994): 97-128.
Mott, Frank L., Lori Kowaleski-Jones, and Elizabeth G. Menaghan. "Paternal Absence and Child Behavior: Does a Child's Gender Make a Difference?" Journal of Marriage and Family 59,1 (February 1997): 103-118.
Mott, Frank L. "Utility of the HOME-SF Scale for Child Development Research in a Large National Longitudinal Survey: The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 Cohort." Parenting: Science and Practice 4, 2-3 (April-September 2004): 259-270.
What I learned from NLS data
Essentially what I have learned is that research is no better than the quality of the data, which is contingent on the knowledge and sensitivity of the questions, the interviewers, as well as the capabilities of the researchers in using the data.
Why I chose NLS data
While working in Lagos, Nigeria in 1975 and wondering what to do next, I received a note from Herb Parnes asking whether I would like to work with the NLS at Ohio State. I happily accepted. Previously I had been involved in the inception of the NLS while working at the Department of Labor Manpower Administration in 1965. I might be able to say that I'm the only one who has been connected with the NLS for its whole 50 year history!
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).