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Study Report

Study Number: CA-005-048-10-1-United Sta6tes-OHIO-1997

Subject Area: Economic Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: National longitudinal survey of youth, rounds 1-10: 1997-2006.  [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: NLSY97Round10

Date Accessioned: 12/2/2008

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Users can access the codebook and data via NLS Web Investigator.

Access Status: Unrestricted

Date Ordered: 12/2/2008

Documentation: NLSY 97 user's guide can be viewed at this link, 2007 version. For additonal information about NLSY97, visit this site.

Abstract: The national longitudinal survey of youth 1997 (NLSY97) is the newest survey in the National Longitudinal Surveys program. The survey will document the transition from school to the labor market and into adulthood and is designed to be representative of the U.S. population born during the years 1980 through 1984. There are 8,984 respondents in the NLSY97 cohort. This new survey collects extensive information on youths' educational experiences and labor market behavior. Data on their family and community backgrounds are included. Information is collected from one of the youth's parents and directly from schools in counties where respondents reside. Youths also took the computer adaptive form of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (CAT-ASVAB), which measures knowledge and skills in multiple areas including reading and mathematics. All the information will help researchers assess the impact of schooling and other environmental factors on these newest labor market entrants. Data from the NLSY97 will also aid in determining how youth experiences relate to establishing a career, participating in government programs, and forming a family. Over time, information from the NLSY97 will allow researchers to compare the progress of this cohort to that of the earlier NLS cohorts. Topics included in this study are education, training, employment, health, marriage, fertility, income, assets, substance use, criminal activities, relationships, military experiences and others. New in round 9 are questions about volunteerism. Questions about immigration (last asked in round 5), the CPS employment status series (previously asked in rounds 1 and 4), "domains of influence" on schooling and working, voting participation are added in Round 10. A new "Tell Us What You Think" section is added to gather respondents' opinions on time use and government's responsibilities. The event history data covers four major topics: employment status, marital status, program participation and schooling experiences.

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