Michael Nau

Graduate Student

Department of Sociology, Ohio State University

NLS user since 2011

  • Nau, Michael, Randy Hodson and Rachel Dwyer. “Can’t Afford a Baby?: Debt and Young Americans.” Conditional Accept in Research in Social Stratification and Mobility.
  • Dwyer, Rachel, Lisa Nielson, Michael Nau and Randy Hodson. “Mortgage Worries: Young Adults and the Housing Crisis.” Conditional Accept in Socio-Economic Review.
What I learned from NLS data

I've learned about how debt - particularly student loans - delays fertility and marriage. I've also learned that the traditional connection between mortgage holding and good mental health is disappearing.

Why I chose NLS data

I became a research assistant on a project using NLS