NLSY Workshop at the PAA Meetings

NLSY Workshop at the PAA Meetings, Wednesday, April 25:  USING THE NLSY FOR YOUR RESEARCH

Deborah Carr (PI of the NLSY79) and Elizabeth Cooksey (PI of the NLSY79 Child and Young Adult studies) will provide an overview to the NLSY79 (including the NLSY Child and Young Adult surveys) and the NLSY97, present information on data updates and future survey directions, and show new and returning users how to search through the thousands of variables and download data into SPSS, SAS, STATA and R.

Other possible titles we considered for this session were: “From Youth to Retirement – The NLSY79 Covers it all”, “Children of the NLSY79 – Not really Children Any More” and “The NLSY97 – Fast Approaching 40”!

If you are interested in any life course stages from childhood to “early” aging, we have longitudinal data for you! The NLSY79 has tracked respondents for nearly 40 years, and the oldest respondents recently turned 60, while NLSY97 respondents have been tracked for more than 20 years, are now in their thirties. See

The session will take place from 3-5pm on WEDNESDAY APRIL 25. This is a member initiated meeting, and is FREE of charge.

There is no need to reserve a place, but if you do plan to attend, it would be helpful if you could just email Elizabeth at

We look forward to seeing you in Denver!