NLS Update

NEW NLS News No. 14-158: Newly Released: NLSY79 round-25 data released

  • Issue 158 of the NLS News includes articles about the new NLSY79 round-25 data release, new NLSY97 postsecondary transcript data now available, and updated NLSY97 arrest and incarceration variables

Beyond the Numbers: How has labor force participation among young moms and dads changed?

  • This Beyond the Numbers article examines work patterns in the lives of young adults in the year after they have their first child. Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth of 1997 and 1979 (NLSY97 and NLSY79 respectively), men and women born between 1980 and 1984 are compared with men and women born between 1957 and 1964 to see how labor force participation among new moms and dads has changed. This analysis looks at individuals who had a first child between the ages of 18 and 24 and compares them to individuals of the same age without children.


This page will be updated when new NLS data, documentation, or publications are released.

Last Modified Date: January 5, 2015