Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes


Department of Economics, San Diego State University

Research Associate at the Center for Human Resource Research, Ohio State University, June 1998-July 1999.

NLS user since 1998

  • “Moonlighting over the Business Cycle” with Jean Kimmel. Economic Inquiry, 2009, 47(4): 754-765.
  • “The Effects of Family Leave on Wages, Employment, and the Family Wage Gap: Distributional Implications” with Jean Kimmel in Journal of Law and Policy, 2004, 15: 115-42.
  • “Performance Pay and Fringe Benefits: Work Incentives or Compensating Wage Differentials?” with Traci Mach. International Journal of Manpower, 2003, 24(6): 672-698.
  • “The Motherhood Wage Gap for Women in the United States: The Importance of College and Fertility Delay” with Jean Kimmel. Review of Economics of the Household, 2005, 3(1): 17-48.
  • “The Impact of Schools on Juvenile Substance Initiation and Use” with Traci Mach and John Clapp. Prevention Science, 2004, 5(2): 91-99.
  • “Precautionary Saving by Young Immigrants and Young Natives” with Susan Pozo at the Southern Economic Journal, 2002, 69(1): 48-71.
What I learned from NLS data

It is a very rich data set, clean and easy to use for research and in the classroom, as well. The wealth of topics and information gathered, along with its longitudinal nature and the various cohorts followed over time, make it an incredibly valuable resource.

Why I chose NLS data

Many of the characteristics noted above - its wealth of information, longitudinal nature and the fact that it is a clean and easy to use data set.