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Study Report

Study Number: CA-005-046-7-1-United States-OHIO-1986

Subject Area: Economic Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: National longitudinal surveys of labor market experience, youth cohort: children and young adults, 1986-2004.  [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: NYSY79Child

Date Accessioned: 8/11/2006

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: This is a revised version posted in 7/2006. Users can access the codebook and data via NLS Web Investigator.

Access Status: Unrestricted access

Documentation: NLSY 79 children and young adults user's guide can be viewed at this link, 2006 version. For additonal information about NLSY79 children and young adults, visit this site.

Abstract: Information on both the experiences of NLSY women as they became mothers and on the birth and early childhood of their children has been collected on a regular basis during the main youth surveys. The availability of these child data coupled with longitudinal information on the family background, education, employment histories, and economic well-being of each NLSY mother provide researchers a unique opportunity to examine the linkages between maternal-family behaviors and attitudes and subsequent child development. A battery of child cognitive-socioemotional-physiological assessments has been administered biennially since 1986 to NLSY mothers and their children. Beginning in 1988, those NLSY children ages 10 and over answered a separate set of questions which gathered information on a variety of family-, school-, and job-related topics. In the 1994 survey, children age 15 and over were no longer assessed. These older children now complete an approximately one hour long personal interview focusing on their education, employment, and family-related behaviors and attitudes. The child and young adult information can be combined with data from the mothers' records to form a detailed data file in exploring topics on interrelationships between family and environmental factors, maternal behavior, and child and young adult development.

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