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Study Report

Study Number: CA-005-039-8-1-United States-OHIO-1967

Subject Area: Economic Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: National longitudinal surveys of labor market experience, mature women: 1967-2003.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics  [principal investigator(s)] / Columbus, OH: Ohio State University. Center for Human Resource Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: Mwomen

Date Accessioned: 6/22/2005

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Visit the NLS Web Site for additional information about this study. Search the NLS online annotated bibliography for research results based on NLS data. From the Start menu, select Programs, then CHRR software and CHRR DB investigator. The program allows users to view and select variables and create a subset. 6/05 2003 data release was obtained from this BLS web site. 6/05 NLS Database Investigator program version was downloaded from this NLS site and installed to C:\Program Files\CHRR on Peppermint and Spearmint. Users can also access the codebook and data via NLS Web Investigator.

Access Status: Unrestricted

Date Ordered: 6/20/2005

Documentation: NLS handbook, 2001; mature women user's guide, 2001; one household record cards and attatchment 2: 1960 and 1980 Census industrial and occupational codes; codebook supplement, 1967-2001; online documentation and individual year instruments for years 67, 68, 69, 71, 72, 74, 76, 77, 79, 81, 82, 84, 86, 87, 89, 92, 95, 97 and 1999. 2001 and 2003 questionnaires are available within CHRR DB Investigator. The NLS handbook 2003 can be viewed from BLS web site. View the user's guide for the NLS Investigator program. 6/03 Flow charts for years 82, 87, 89 and 92 were added. Appendices 41 and 42 were downloaded, printed and added to the codebook supplement. 10/03 hard copies for 1989 Pension data codebook and related documentation, the Pension calculator program for the national longitudinal surevey user's guide, 1998 and 2001 field representive's manual were received.

Abstract: The primary purpose of this survey is the collection of data on the labor force experience of Mature Women aged 30-44 in 1967. The major topics covered within the survey include: (1) labor market experience variables (including labor force participation, unemployment, job history, and job mobility), (2) socioeconomic and human capital variables (including education, training, health and physical condition, marital and family characteristics, financial characteristics, and job attitudes), and (3) selected environmental variables (size of labor force and unemployment rates for local area). The 1992 data include questions about respondents' pension plans, their intent to remain in or out of labor force at this point of their life. One major question module in 1997 is the section on money and time transfers from daughters to mothers. For 1999 survey a section on transfers of time and money between respondents and their children was added. Data are collected about the biological, adopted and stepchildren of both the respondent and her husband. The 2001 survey updates the status of respondents' parents from 1997 and records whether the parents are living or dead. It further records cause of death for those who have passed away since the last interview. This recent survey also included a series of questions intended to give researchers the data needed to determine why large transfers of funds, valued at $2,000 or more, between respondents and their parents occur. These questions asked about large transfers occurred since respondent was 19 years of age. It also includes a modified, four-item Rotter Scale. In the 2003 survey mature women were asked if their spouses were asked if a spouse was eligible to receive Social Security or Railroad Retirement benefits. It also collected information on problematic activities such as stooping and kneeling as well as height and weight. The retention rate for this cohort is 44 percent after taking account of the deceased respondents.

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