Charles Brown


Department of Economics & Survey Research Center, University of Michigan

Former member of the NLS Technical Review Committee

NLS user since 1972

  • Charles Brown, "A Model of Optimal Human Capital Accumulation and the Wages of Young High School Graduates," Journal of Political Economy, February 1976.
  • Charles Brown, ""Equalizing Differences in the Labor Market," Quarterly Journal of Economics, February 1980.
  • Charles Brown, "Relatively Equal Opportunity in the Armed Forces:Impacts on Children of Military Families," working paper 2010
Why I chose NLS data

The critical feature of NLS for me was that it offered high-quality longitudinal data on young workers -- the life-cycle stage where both on the job investments are important and changes of employer are frequent.