NLSY97

NLS Youth '97 Cohort

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth - 1997 Cohort
Short Description: 
Men and women born in the years 1980-84
Short Title: 
NLS Youth 1997
Long Name: 
National Longitudinal Survey of Youth | 1997
Investigator URL: 
https://www.nlsinfo.org/investigator/pages/search.jsp?s=NLSY97
Abbreviation: 
NLSY97
Nav Title: 
NLSY97

Number of Residences since Age 12 - Appendix 3

Variable Created

  • CVC_TTL_RESIDENCES

Fertility and Child Status - Appendix 3

Variables Created

  • CV_CHILD_BIRTH_DATE.xx~M, CV_CHILD_BIRTH_DATE.xx~Y--month and year of birth of youth's children (actual date)
  • CV_CHILD_BIRTH_MONTH.xx--month of birth of youth's children (continuous month scheme)
  • CV_CHILD_DEATH_DATE.xx~M, CV_CHILD_DEATH_DATE.xx~Y--month and year of death of youth's biological children
  • CV_CHILD_DEATH_MONTH.xx--month of death of youth's biological children (continuous month scheme)
  • CV_CHILD_STATUS.xx--status of youth's children

Marital Status and Marital/Cohabitation History - Appendix 3

Variables Created

  • CV_MARSTAT (marstat)--marital status as of interview date (10 categories coded)
  • CV_MARSTAT_COLLAPSED (cmarstat)--marital status as of interview date (5 categories coded)
  • CVC_FIRST_COHAB_DATE~M (cohm), CV_FIRST_COHAB_DATE~Y (cohy)--date of first cohabitation
  • CVC_FIRST_MARRY_DATE~M (marm), CV_FIRST_MARRY_DATE~Y (mary)--date of first marriage
  • CVC_FIRST_COHAB_MONTH (cohcm)--date of first cohabitation in continuous month format

Household Size as of Survey Date - Appendix 3

Variables Created

  • CV_HH_SIZE (HHSIZE)--Household size
  • CV_HH_UNDER_6 (UNDER6)--Number of household members less than 6 years old
  • CV_HH_UNDER_18 (UNDER18)--Number of household members less than 18 years old

This program creates several variables describing the composition of the respondent's household: the total number of residents, the number of residents under age 6, and the number of residents under age 18.

Training: Receipt of Certificate or Vocational License - Appendix 1

Variables Created

  • CVC_TRN_CERT (TRNCERT)
  • CVC_TRN_CERT_DATE~M, Y (TRNCMTH, TRNCYR)

This program creates a cross-round variable that reports whether the respondent has ever received a certificate or license other than a GED through a training program. If so, a pair of cross-round variables provide the month and year that the most recent certificate or license was obtained. These variables are created for all respondents, not just those interviewed in the most recent round.

SAT/ACT Scores - Appendix 1

These variables were last created in round 11.

Date Left High School and Highest High School Grade - Appendix 1

Variables Created

  • CVC_HS_LEFT_DATE
  • CVC_HS_LEFT_HGC
  • CVC_HS_LEFT_HGA

Credits Earned toward Bachelor's/Associate's Degree - Appendix 1

Variables Created

  • CV_BA_CREDITS.01-.05
  • CV_ASSOC_CREDITS.01-.05

This program calculates fraction of credits earned toward a bachelor's degree (CV_BA_CREDITS) and fraction of credits earned toward a associate's degree (CV_ASSOC_CREDITS) for each round.

Number of Schools Attended - Appendix 1

These variables were last created in round 13.

Variables Created

  • CVC_SCH_ATTEND_EVER (NUMS)
  • CVC_SCH_ATTEND_YR (NUMJ)

This program is used to count the number of regular schools that the youth ever attended as of the survey date and as of the summer before the current survey round began.

Number of Grades Repeated or Skipped - Appendix 1

These variables were last created in round 11.

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