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What I learned from NLS data
I have learned that the wage and employment profiles of the NLS respondents are ever surprising and always fascinating. Like snowflakes, no two are ever identical. Consequently, I have come away with a greater reverence and respect for the richness of daily life in the modern economy. In the NLS you encounter real people living complex lives, not simple data points.
Why I chose NLS data
I was introduced to the NLS in graduate school. Since that time, I found the depth and breadth of the NLS survey data to be unparalleled for constructing detailed career profiles over the life-cycle.
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).