NEW NLS News No. 13-153: NLSY97 Round 15 Data Released
Round 15 data for the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 (NLSY97) have been released. Users now can access NLSY97 public use data and event-history data for rounds 1 through 15. The NLSY97 cohort is made up of 8,984 respondents. In the most recent round, 7,423 people (82.6 percent of the cohort) were interviewed from September 2011 to June 2012. In the round 15 interview, respondents ranged in age from 26 to 32. This issue discusses the new questions in round 15, what was not included and when the confidential data will be released.
NEW Beyond the Numbers: Long-term unemployment over men's careers
Since the start of the recent recession, which began in December 2007, many unemployed Americans have entered the ranks of the long-term unemployed (those who are unemployed for 27 weeks or more).
These point-in-time estimates, however, do not indicate the proportion of people who have a long-term unemployment spell over their labor market career, how long it takes to find a job after their first long-term unemployment spell, or how the spell affects wages over time.
This Beyond the Numbers article begins to answer these questions. Using the employment history of men in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 (NLSY79), the article examines entry into and out of long-term spells of unemployment and looks at the effect of long-term unemployment on average wages.
This page will be updated when new NLS data, documentation, and/or publications are released.
Last Modified Date: September 27, 2013