BLS Handbook of Methods

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Chapter 7.
National Longitudinal Surveys

Presentation and Availability
Extensive information about the NLS can be found on the NLS Web site,, which houses BLS press releases on recent findings about employment from the NLSY79 and NLSY97 surveys and provides links to Monthly Labor Review articles that use NLS data, the NLS Discussion Paper series, and the NLS Annotated Bibliography. The site also provides links to the extensive NLS documentation available, such as the NLS Handbook and cohort-specific NLS User's Guides.

One of the great strengths of the NLS program is the ease with which its data can be accessed. NLS data are on cohort-specific compact discs, complete with user-friendly search-and-retrieval software. Check the NLS Web site for information on how to order NLS data files. In addition, data are now available for downloading from the NLS Web site.

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