This paper draws on two birth cohorts from the 1979 and 1997 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY79 and NLSY97
, respectively [Bureau of Labor Statistics 1979-2012, 1997-2014]).
provides a comprehensive data set well suited for the study of job search.
A unique feature of our data set is that we have obtained access to a confidential version of the NLSY97
with information on respondents' state of residence, exact date of birth, and exact interview date for each survey year.
Turning to the NLSY97
data, we also see evidence of a difference in exposure to violence by race.
surveyed a nationally representative sample of 8,984 individuals who were born between 1980 and 1984.
Respondents were asked questions regarding responsible financial behavior in various waves of the NLSY97
As Plan B was approved for prescription distribution in July 1999 (FDA 2011) and Wave 3 of the NLSY97
begins in October 1999, Plan B is available for all time periods in our sample.
The data from NLSY97
consist of records that document the transition of participants from their youth into adulthood (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2011).
For more information about the NLSY97
program, see www.
Using the NLSY97
, Pergamit followed 1,168 youth who were 12 years old in 1997 and observed any runaway occurrences that they might have experienced through age 18.
225) Estimating an ordinary least squares regression model with the perceived probability of arrest for auto theft in the NLSY97
as the dependent variable, Lochner found that the objective certainty of punishment as measured by the country-level arrest rate for auto theft was unrelated to the perceived level of certainty.
Based on these data, the authors estimate (using NLSY97
data) that a 28% reduction in alcohol advertising would reduce the percentage of adolescents who drink monthly from 25% to between 24 and 21%, and the percentage who engage in binge drinking monthly from 12% to between 11 and 8%.