Numbers for NLS Nerds

7 Number of NLS cohorts
23 Number of federal agencies and private foundations that provided funding for the NLS over its first 50 years
29 Number of years the Bureau of Labor Statistics has sponsored the NLS program
29 Number of years the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has funded the NLS Child cohort
565 Number of public use variables available at the time of the first data release in circa 1968, for round 1 of the NLS Older Men
69,965 Number of public use and Geocode variables available in 1990, at the time of the 25th anniversary of the NLS
574,107 Number of public use and Geocode variables available today for all 7 NLS cohorts

… to the 23 federal agencies and private foundations that provided financial support during the first 50 years of the NLS. Without the commitment to science of these funders, there would be no NLS!

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S. Department of Labor)
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (National Institutes of Health)
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics (U.S. Department of Justice)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
  • Employment and Training Administration (U.S. Department of Labor)
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • Foundation for Child Development
  • John Templeton Foundation
  • National Center for Research in Vocational Education (U.S. Department of Education)
  • National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (National Institutes of Health)
  • National Institute of Education (U.S. Department of Education)
  • National Institute on Aging (National Institutes of Health)
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (National Institutes of Health)
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (National Institutes of Health)
  • National School-to-Work Office (U.S. Departments of Education and Labor)
  • National Science Foundation
  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (U.S. Department of Justice)
  • Office of Manpower Policy, Evaluation, and Research (U.S. Department of Labor)
  • Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration (U.S. Department of Labor)
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Social Security Administration
  • Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (U.S. Department of Labor)
  • Women’s Bureau (U.S. Department of Labor)