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Study Report

Study Number: CA-005-040-8-1-United States-OHIO-1968

Subject Area: Economic Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: National longitudinal surveys of labor market experience, young women: 1968-2003.  [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: Ywomen

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 and stored in C:\NLSdata. NLS Database Investigator program version was downloaded from this NLS site and installed to C:\Program Files\CHRR on Spearmint and Peppermint. Users can also access the codebook and data via NLS Web Investigator.

Access Status: Unrestricted

Date Ordered: 6/20/2005

Documentation: Two copies of NLS handbook, 2001; young women user's guide, 2001; one household record cards and attachment 2: 1960 and 1980 Census industrial and occupational codes; codebook supplement, 1967-2001; appendices 41 and 42 were downloaded, printed and added to the codebook supplement. online documentation and individual year instruments and flow charts for years 78, 80, 82, 83, 85, 87, 88, 91, 93, 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.

Abstract: The primary purpose of this survey is the collection of data on the labor force experience of Young Women aged 14-24 in 1968. The major topics covered 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). One major question module started in 1997 is the section on money and time transfers from daughters to mothers. For 1999 survey a special set of questions for respondents who have a mother in the mature women cohort. These young women described transfers of time and money to and from their mothers. The 2003 survey updates the status of respondents' parents from 2001 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 tansfers 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. The 2003 survey asked young women about their attitudes toward personal investment accounts and Social Security. Information on their volunteer activities was also collected. The retention rate for this cohort is 55 percent after taking account of the deceased respondents.

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