Department of Economics, University of South Carolina
NLS user since 1989
Blackburn, McKinley L., and David Neumark. "Omitted-Ability Bias and the Increase in the Return to Schooling." Journal of Labor Economics 11.3 (1993): 521-44.
Blackburn, McKinley L., and David Neumark. "Are OLS Estimates of the Return to Schooling Biased Downward? Another Look." The Review of Economics and Statistics (1995): 217-230.
Blackburn, McKinley, and David Neumark. "Unobserved Ability, Efficiency Wages, and Interindustry Wage Differentials." The Quarterly Journal of Economics 107.4 (1992): 1421-1436.
Blackburn, McKinley L., David E. Bloom, and David Neumark. "Fertility timing, wages, and human capital." Journal of Population Economics 6.1 (1993): 1-30.
Blackburn, McKinley L. "Estimating wage differentials without logarithms." Labour Economics 14.1 (2007): 73-98.
Blackburn, McKinley L. "Welfare effects on the marital decisions of never-married mothers." Journal of Human Resources (2000): 116-142.
Why I chose NLS data
One strong advantage of the National Longitudinal Survey data has been the presence of consistent test-score measures for a large percentage of the original sample in the youth surveys -- in particular the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. It is also quite useful to have a large sample size (for a longitudinal data set) focused on a targeted age cohort. The data also make it easy to focus on demographic decisions, such as marriage and childbirth.
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).