Welcome to the National Longitudinal Surveys website for NLSY79 and NLSY97 respondents! The NLS, sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), are a group of surveys specifically designed to gather information from the same people at multiple points in time.
Each survey – or cohort – has been selected to represent all people living in the United States at the initial interview date and born during a given period. If you were selected as an NLS respondent, your participation is critical in order to obtain accurate information about how family, education, and labor market activities interact in the daily lives of Americans.
These surveys provide insights into how generations of Americans live and work, but we can’t do it without you!
Last Modified Date: February 1, 2022