NLSYNational Longitudinal Survey of Youth (USA)
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The NLSY oversamples at-risk populations, which is why the proportions of Blacks and Hispanics are larger than the general population when unweighted.
All models are weighted by the NLSY respondents' original 1979 sample weights.
Measures of human capital include completed years of education and scores on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test (ASVAB), which was given to all NLSY respondents.
The results of this study show that 49% of participants had left their first marriage during the course of the NLSY interviews, with 60% having gone through a marital separation.
In another study, Baum and Ford (2004), again using data from the NLSY, examined income differences between nonobese and obese individuals (they defined obese as a BMI of 30 or more) based on information collected from 12 of the different NLSY survey years between 1981 and 1998.
2008; Herzog and Schlottmann, 1986), the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, based on Census data (Herzog and Schlottmann, 1983, and Rosenbloom and Sundstrom, 2003), the NLSY (Haurin and Haurin, 1988; Yankow, 2002/2003, 2003; Borjas et al.
Because of the structure of the NLSY data collection, children in the earliest waves were born to disproportionately young mothers.
Using individual wage data from the NLSY, Kudlyak (2009) estimates the cyclicality of the wage component of the user cost of labor, which equals the wage at the time of hiring plus the expected present discounted value of the differences from the next period onwards between the wages paid to the worker hired in the current period and the worker hired the following period.
In every wave of data collection, the NLSY collects information on children's height and weight, which allowed for the computation of children's weight and height.
The NLSY is part of the National Longitudinal Surveys, sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) (U.
Bates (2007) "Brother- sister differences in the g factor in intelligence: analysis of full, opposite-sex siblings from the NLSY 1970".
While the NLSY continues into 2000, the family attitude questions that we focus on were only asked in 1979, 1982, and 1987.