50 (or More) Bar Charts Summarizing NLS Data
For a simple overview of just a few of the patterns that can be investigated with NLS data, please enjoy the graphs shown here. We urge you to note the following:
- We focus on simple outcomes that are measured for multiple cohorts of the NLS.
- In some instances, subtle differences in samples, question wording, and coding might affect cross-cohort comparability.
- We omit statistics for a given cohort, race/ethnic group, and/or age if the data are unavailable, or if available samples are very small.
- Our graphs use the same race/ethnicity categories (Black, White, Other) for all seven cohorts. For the NLSY79, NLSY97, and Child/Young Adult cohorts, these represent the following:
- Black=non-Hispanic black
How do the following differ by sex, race/ethnicity, schooling attainment, age, and birth year?
Percent of workers who are self-employed
Percent of workers who like their jobs “a lot”
Percent of individuals who own a car
Percent of individuals who own their home
Percent of individuals who live with their parents
Percent of individuals who volunteer
Percent of individuals who smoke cigarettes
Percent of individuals who ever used marijuana
How do the following differ by sex, race/ethnicity, and birth year?
Percent of individuals completing <12th grade, 12th grade, and >12th grade
Percent of college degree-holders with an associate’s degree
Percent of individuals married by age 25, 35, and 45
What are some of the trends in children’s behaviors?
Do children’s behavioral problems differ by race/ethnicity and mother’s age at their birth?
Do children’s hours of television viewing differ by sex, race/ethnicity, and age?