Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois
NLS user since 1995
Kaestner, Robert, Anthony Lo Sasso, Kevin Callison and Benjamin Yarnoff. 2013. “Youth Employment and Substance Use.” Social Science Research, 42(1):169-85.
Kaestner, Robert and Kevin Callison. 2011. “Adolescent Cognitive and Non-cognitive Correlates of Adult Health" Journal of Human Capital Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 29-69.
Kaestner, Robert and Michael Grossman. 2009. “Effect of Weight on Children's Educational Achievement.” Economics of Education Review 28(6):651-661.
Markowitz, Sara, Robert Kaestner and Michael Grossman. 2005. “An Investigation of the Effects of Alcohol Consumption and Alcohol Policies on Youth Risky Sexual Behaviors.” American Economic Review (May proceedings) 95(2): 263-266
Rashad, Inas, and Robert Kaestner, 2004. “Teenage Sex, Drugs and Alcohol: Problems Identifying the Cause of Risky Behaviors.” Journal of Health Economics 23(3):493-503. Reprinted in The Economics of Health Behaviors, edited by John H. Cawley and Donald S. Kenkel, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2008.
Kaestner, Robert, Sanders Korenman and June O’Neill. 2003. “Has Welfare Reform Changed Teenage Behaviors?” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 22(2):225-248.
What I learned from NLS data
I have learned that adult well being depends in a strong and fundamental way on childhood experiences.
Why I chose NLS data
It is one of the best sources of longitudinal information available for a representative population.
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).