Chicago Harris's NLSY97 Data Flat Files from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1997 Cohort

Selected Variables from Round One (1997) through Round Eleven (2007)
For each round of the NLSY97 currently available through BLS, a hundred or so variable have been downloaded and prepared as a simple, Stata data set with a codebook. The files for Rounds One through Eleven and four additional files, one based on the Round One's Parent Interview, one based on the 1997 Department of Defense Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery of questions (ASVAB), and two constructed from the High School Transcript Surveys, are available. This release also includes the Altonji, Bharadwaj, and Lange AFQT files.

(Data files are in .zip format. Save the file, then unzip to access the Stata .dta file.)


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The NLSY97 is produced, under contract from the BLS, U.S. Department of Labor, by a partnership between NORC at the University of Chicago and the Center for Human Resource Research at The Ohio State University. These Flat Files were funded by Chicago Harris at University of Chicago and the Population Research Center, NORC.