Jesse Rothstein

Associate Professor

Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley

Current member of the NLS Technical Review Committee

NLS user since 2007

  • Wozny, Nathan and Jesse Rothstein. "Permanent Income and the Black-White Test Score Gap." Journal of Human Resources 48(3), Summer 2013, p.p. 510-544.
What I learned from NLS data

We learned that the volatility of annual family incomes has obscured the very strong relationship between family income and student academic achievement, and that when this is corrected the black-white test score gap among similarly-situated families is much smaller than previously thought.

Why I chose NLS data

The good annual data on family income over many years, combined with information on children's academic achievement.