NLS Youth '97 Cohort

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth - 1997 Cohort
Short Description: 
Men and women born in the years 1980-84
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NLS Youth 1997
Long Name: 
National Longitudinal Survey of Youth | 1997
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Employers & Jobs

Created Variables

YEMP_UID.01, 02, etc.  Unique employer ID for Employer 1, 2, etc.

I. Employment, Unemployment, and Job Search (age restrictions as of interview date)

A. Current Population Survey (CPS): Week before survey

Variable R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14 R15 R16 R17 R18
Labor force and employment status Y≥15     ≥15    

Dating/Sex, Marriage/Cohabitation & Fertility/Children: An Introduction

The NLSY97 survey provides data on respondents' experiences with dating and sexual activity, marriage or marriage-like relationships, pregnancy, and children. Table 1 summarizes the topics available and any global universe restrictions affecting those topics. 


Created Variables

Employment: An Introduction

NLSY97 respondents answer questions about current and previously held jobs; there is no limit to the number or types of jobs a respondent may report. These data are collected about every employer for whom the respondent worked since the last interview so that a complete picture of the respondent's employment can be constructed. Unlike earlier NLS surveys, the employment sections distinguish between four types of jobs: employee-type jobs, freelance jobs, self-employment, and military service.

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth | 1997

The NLSY97 Cohort is a longitudinal project that follows the lives of a sample of American youth born between 1980-84; 8,984 respondents were ages 12-17 when first interviewed in 1997. This ongoing cohort has been surveyed 18 times to date and is now interviewed biennially. Data are now available from Round 1 (1997-98) to Round 18 (2017-18).


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