NLSYWNational Longitudinal Survey of Young Women (USA)
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Only the group that is identified as members of the sandwich generation is examined using the type of transfers and the detailed contextual variables that are part of the NLSYW data.
First, when weighted, the NLSYW data are nationally representative of the target population--women who were 14 to 24 on December 31, 1967 and resided in the United States at the time of screening in 1966.
The NLSYW allows us to vary the definition of dependence and estimate the number of American women between the ages of 45 and 56 who have relationships with their parents or children that meet the various thresholds.
In both the NLSYW and the NLSY but not the PSID, they found evidence of "family background heterogeneity bias," or the tendency for the effects of teen childbearing to be overstated when the teen-age mother's family background was not adequately controlled.