Department of Health & Human Performance, University of Houston
NLS user since 2004
Hernandez, D. C. & Pressler, E. (2015). Gender disparities in the association between cumulative stress and adolescent weight status. Preventive Medicine, 73: 60-66. DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.01.013
Hernandez, D. C. & Pressler, E. (2014). Accumulation of childhood poverty on young adult overweight or obese status: Race/ethnicity and gender disparities. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 68, 478-484. DOI: 10.1136/jech-2013-203062.
Hernandez, D. C., Pressler, E., Dorius, C., Mitchell, K. S. (2014). Does family instability make girls fat? Gender differences between instability and weight. Journal of Marriage and Family, 76, 199-214. DOI: 10.1111/jomf.12080.
Why I chose NLS data
It is a unique opportunity to have data on women as adolescents and then have similar data on their children over an extended period of time. As a result, researchers are able to examine how the intergenerational transmission of poverty influences child and young adult development and health. The data set also provides a wonderful opportunity to investigate how repeated family experiences throughout childhood (birth to age 18) influences young adult development and health.
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).