Department of Women, Children and Family Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing
NLS user since 2008
Sipsma H, Biello KB, Cole-Lewis H, Kershaw T. (2010). Like father, like son: The intergenerational cycle of adolescent fatherhood. American Journal of Public Health; 100: 517-524.
Sipsma HL, Ickovics JR, Lin H, Kershaw TS. (2012). Future expectations among adolescents: a latent class analysis. American Journal of Community Psychology; 50:169-181.
Sipsma HL, Ickovics JR, Lin H, Kershaw TS. (2015). The impact of future expectations on adolescent sexual risk behavior. Journal of Youth and Adolescence; 44(1):170-183.
What I learned from NLS data
NLS data have allowed my team and I to identify and describe the intergenerational cycle of adolescent fatherhood, a finding previously identified among mothers. These data have also allowed us to describe future expectations among adolescents and understand how these expectations likely lead to risky sexual behaviors.
Why I chose NLS data
These data provide a depth and breadth of information that is difficult to find in other publicly available datasets. The longitudinal nature and large, population-based sample allows for sophisticated analyses needed to understand complex findings.
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).