Richard Caputo


Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University

NLS user since 1988

  • Caputo, Richard K. (2012). Patterns and predictors of debt: A panel study, 1985-2008. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 39, 7-29
  • Caputo, Richard K (2010). Prevalence & patterns of earned income tax credit use among eligible tax-filing families: A panel study, 1999-2005. Families in Society, 91, 8-15.
  • Caputo, Richard K (2009). Religious capital and intergenerational transmission of volunteering as correlates of civic engagement. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 38, 982-1002
  • Caputo, Richard K (2009). Adolescent sexual debut: A multi-system perspective of ethnic and racial differences. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 19, 330-358
  • Caputo, Richard K. (2004), “The Impact of Intergenerational Head Start Participation on Success Measures among Adolescent Children,” Journal of Economic and Family Issues, 25, 199-223
  • Dolinsky, Arthur L., Caputo, Richard K., & O’Kane, Patrick (1989), “Competing Effects of Culture and Situation on Welfare Receipt,” Social Service Review, 63, 359-371.
What I learned from NLS data

I learned that longitudinal studies based on panel data offer greater promise for understanding dynamics of human behavior and the social environment that can better inform policymakers than would be the case without them.

Why I chose NLS data

The demographer Arthur Dolinsky introduced me to the NLS shortly after I began my academic career while at the University of Pennsylvania in the late 1980s. For many of the social policy related questions I had wanted to explore, the NLS provided a rich source of panel data.