NLS Youth '97 Cohort

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth - 1997 Cohort
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Men and women born in the years 1980-84
Short Title: 
NLS Youth 1997
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National Longitudinal Survey of Youth | 1997
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Errata for NLSY97 Round 15 Release

NEWEST POSTED ERRATA:  Posted 8/20/2015

Updated Employer UIDs in the Event History Status Arrays

A discrepancy was found between the Employer UIDs in the YEMP_UID variables and the event history variables (EMP_STATUS and EMP_DUAL) for a limited number of NLSY97 respondents. The updates are listed below and will be corrected with the upcoming release.

Errata for NLSY97 Round 14 Release

Recent Corrections and Changes to the NLSY97 data

1) PUBID and INTERVIEW variables on NEWSCHOOL roster – Rounds 3 through 13

Addendum: NLSY97 Post-Secondary Data and Transcript Data Files Now Available

1). A data release of NLSY97 Postsecondary student-by-term level and student level data is now available for public use. The student-by-term level data include all college terms for a student when the degree reported in that term is an Associate's, a Bachelor's, or a joint Bachelor's/ Master's degree. The student level data is a youth-level file that summarizes these term information.

Employment Program Input Variables - Appendix 2

These variables are used in both the Core Employment Variables program and the Hourly Rate of Pay/Compensation program.


Relationship to Household Parent Figures (Interview Date) - Appendix 3

Variable Created


Relationship to Household Parent Figures (Rounds 7-9 Childhood Retrospective) - Appendix 3

Variables Created


Core Employment Variables, Linking to Past Rounds

SAS Code for Variable Creation

data two;
set r14.current

Core Employment Variables, Current Round section

SAS Code for Variable Creation

data two; set r14.current
CALL SYMPUT ('E100000 ','YEMP_100000_01 YEMP_100000_02 YEMP_100000_03 YEMP_100000_04 YEMP_100000_05 E06 E07 E08 E09 ');
CALL SYMPUT ('E100100 ','YEMP_100100_01 YEMP_100100_02 YEMP_100100_03 YEMP_100100_04 YEMP_100100_05 E06 E07 E08 E09 ');

Core Employment Variables - Appendix 2

Variables Created

A large set of core employment variables is created using a single large program. This program is very long and is divided into two HTML files to speed downloads and viewing. The main file sections are as follows (each contained in a separate file):


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