National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY), 1979-1982:
Selected Variables (Waves1-4), and Supplementary Variables
The NLSY is an ongoing study of 12,686 young women and men aged 14-21 in 1979. The study sample includes an oversampling of blacks and Hispanics; as a result, this Data Set will be particularly valuable for analyses of these subgroups. The NLSY participants have been surveyed annually since 1979. The DAAPPP file contains data from the first four survey waves, 1979-1982. Data from subsequent waves have been added to DAAPPP as they became available. This file contains an extract of approximately 2,000 of the NLSY variables, including the following: (1) complete childbearing histories (including age, sex, and current residence) of all children, for both males and females in the sample; (2) data on pregnancy losses, including timing and reason for loss; (3) data on both current and anticipated childcare arrangements, including costs of childcare; and (4) data on contraceptive usage both before and after pregnancies.
Note for users of DAAPPP Data Sets #01-B1
DAAPPP data sets 01 through B1 are comprised of a User's Guide, SPSS syntax files (*.SPS or *.SPX) and raw data files only. Most of these datasets contain SPSS syntax files that use Job Control Language (JCL) from 1980s versions of SPSS-X. Because the syntax is old, the syntax files require editing to conform to the current syntax standards used by SPSS/Windows or SPSS/Unix. If you require technical assistance in using or editing these syntax files, please contact Sociometrics' Data Support Group at 800.846.3475 or firstname.lastname@example.org.