Former member of the NLS Technical Review Committee
NLS user since 1990
"The Role of Premarket Factors in Black-White Wage Differences," with William R. Johnson. Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 104, No. 5 (Oct., 1996), pp. 869-895.
"The Effects of Catholic Secondary Schooling on Educational Achievement," Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 15, No. 1, Part 1. (Jan., 1997), pp. 98-123.
"The Complexity of Job Mobility among Young Men," Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 17, No. 2 (April 1999), pp. 237-261.Download
"The Measured Black‐White Wage Gap among Women Is Too Small," Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 112, No. S1, Papers in Honor of Sherwin Rosen: A Supplement to Volume 112 (February 2004), pp. S1-S28.Download
"The link between ability and specialization: An explanation for observed correlations between wages and mobility rates." Journal of Human Resources (1998): 173-200.
"Why Has Black–White Skill Convergence Stopped?," Handbook of the Economics of Education, Vol. 1, (2006), pp. 511-576.
What I learned from NLS data
I learned that we cannot understand why adults have such diverse employment and earnings trajectories without going back to their youth to understand the skill and background differences that shaped how they transitioned into adulthood.
Ohio State University Center for Human Resource Research
This site was created at the Center for Human Resource Research (CHRR) at The Ohio State University to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS). The NLS is a program of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. CHRR has conducted the NLS since the program began in 1965, in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau (from 1965 to 2003) and NORC at the University of Chicago (from 1978 to the present).