National Longitudinal Surveys

NLS Update

NEW NLSY97 Round 15 Press Release:AMERICA'S YOUNG ADULTS AT 27: LABOR MARKET ACTIVITY, EDUCATION, AND HOUSEHOLD COMPOSITION: RESULTS FROM A LONGITUDINAL SURVEY

A longitudinal study of 27 year-olds reveals that men were one fourth less likely to have earned a bachelor’s degree by age 27 than women. From ages 18 to 26, men averaged 6.0 jobs and women 6.3 jobs. High school dropouts were employed 54% of weeks compared to 71% for high school graduates. Women with children in their household were employed 65 percent of weeks from age 18 to 26 compared to 76 percent of weeks for women without children in their home.

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Last Modified Date: March 26, 2014

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