Shillington, AM, Woodruff, SI, Clapp, JD, Reed, MB, Lemus, H. (2012). Self-Reported Age of Onset and Telescoping for Cigarettes, Alcohol and Marijuana Across Eight Years of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. (2012). Journal Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse. 31 Aug 2012 (Online), 26 Sep 2012 (Print) DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2012.710026.
Shillington, AM, Clapp, JD, Reed, MB. (2012). The Stability of Self-Reported Marijuana Use Across Eight Years of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse. Sep 1;21(4):333-348. Epub 2012 Sep 12.PMID: 23284228
Shillington, AM, Reed, MB, Clapp, JD. Woodruff, SI. (2011). Testing the Length of Time Theory of Recall Decay: Examining Substance Use Report Stability with Ten Years of National Longitudinal Survey of Youth Data. Substance Use and Misuse. Subst Use Misuse. 2011;46(9):1105-12. doi: 10.3109/10826084.2010.548436. Epub 2011 Mar 15. PMID: 21406007.
Shillington, AM, Roesch, SC. Reed, MB, Clapp, JD. Woodruff, SI. (2011). Typologies of Recanting of Lifetime Cigarette, Alcohol and Marijuana Use During a Six-Year Longitudinal Panel Study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Nov 1;118(2-3):134-40. ISSN: 1082-6084 print / 1532-2491 online DOI: 10.3109/10826084.2010.548436.
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What I learned from NLS data
With the support of NIAAA funding, we learned that the stability of adolescent substance use self-reports are relatively high. There appears to be key factors that predict which substances are less accurately reported over time as children move through adolescence and young adulthood.
Why I chose NLS data
This is a very rare dataset that affords a researcher to examine panel data across generations. The child data can be linked to parents who have been interviewed for decades. Not only is there panel data on the children, but child outcomes can be matched to parental experiences and behaviors such as economics, fertility, substance use, mental health.
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).