Years on the NLS team: 1975-2010
Role: Helped with design of surveys, initiated research, promoted the data sets.
I worked through all of the transitions the surveys went through from 1975 to 2010. Randy Olsen deserves an enormous amount of credit for steering CHRR through a large part of this time and transforming the roles the Center has played.
The NLS is the first and best of longitudinal social science surveys. It paved the way for innovations that followed.