National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS) 50th Anniversary
For 50 years, the National Longitudinal Surveys program has followed nationally representative samples of men and women over time, and has gathered extensive information about their employment experiences, education, training, health, children, and much, much more. Because of its quality, breadth, and thoroughness, the NLS have become some of the most analyzed data in the social sciences. NLS data have informed social science research, policy, and the public about issues of vital concern.
50th Anniversary Conference
September 17, 2015
This conference demonstrated the value of NLS data to government agencies, think tanks, and policy makers and
presented data innovations and recent findings from the NLS on labor markets, skill formation, and education.
Erica Groshen, Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Keynote - Understanding 50 Years of Contributions from the NLS and Envisioning Its Future