NLSY79

NLS Youth '79 Cohort

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth - 1979 Cohort
Short Description: 
Men and women born in the years 1957-64
Short Title: 
NLS Youth 1979
Long Name: 
National Longitudinal Survey of Youth | 1979
Investigator URL: 
https://www.nlsinfo.org/investigator/pages/search?s=NLSY79
Abbreviation: 
NLSY79
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NLSY79

Errata for 1979-2020 Data Release

NEWEST ERRATA

CORRECTIONS IN SOME EMPLOYER ID, CREATED, AND EVENT HISTORY VARIABLES [posted 12/22/23]

Errata for 1979-2018 Data Release

NEWEST ERRATA

NLSY79 2018 Bonus and Income Data [posted 8/3/2022]

A small number of bonus and income variables were inadvertently omitted from the 2018 release. 2023 Update: These variables have now been added to the public release.

OTHER ERRATA

NLSY79 Total Net Family Income 2018 Value of Estates/Trusts/Inheritances [posted 7/25/2022]

NLSY79 Appendix 29: Date of Interview Current Status Variables

The NLSY79 public release data contains a set of variables for survey years 1980-2020 with information on the respondent's labor force status at each date of interview. These variables are:

DOI_EMPLOYED

  

DATE OF INTERVIEW STATUS – EMPLOYED

DOI_HOURS_WORKED

 

DATE OF INTERVIEW STATUS – HOURS WORKED

DOI_RETIRED

 

Programs Creating Total Net Family Wealth Variables

This part of Appendix 23 includes the programs that created the TNFW_TRUNC (Total Net Family Wealth) Variables for survey years 1985-2020.

Community Participation & Volunteerism

In the 2006 and 2010 survey years (and in 2012 and 2014 for those not interviewed in 2010), NLSY79 respondents reported the time they spent volunteering for causes or organizations, along with the type of organization. Approximately 22.6% of respondents in 2006 indicated they had done at least some volunteer activity in the previous calendar year, with the percentage rising to 24.6% in 2010.

As can be seen in Table 1, the pick list of causes/organizations changed in wording between 2006 and 2010.

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