Indicators of Child, Family, and Community Connections. National Longitudinal Survey of Youth - 1997 (NLSY97)

08/01/2004

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth - 1997 (NLSY97)
Name: National Longitudinal Survey of Youth - 1997
 
Funder(s): U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Partial funding support is provided by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention of the Department of Justice, the National School to Work Office of the Departments of Education and Labor, and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the Department of Health and Human Services.
 
General Description: The NLSY97 is designed to examine the transition from school to work and into adulthood. It collects extensive information about youths' labor market behavior and educational experiences over time.
 
Design (cross-sectional vs. longitudinal; periodicity; mode of administration): Longitudinal. The NLSY97 is a nationally representative survey designed to collect information on the transition from school to work and into adulthood. Extensive information is collected about youths' labor market behavior and educational experiences over time. The survey also collects information on many other topics, for example: youths' relationships with parents, contact with absent parents, marital and fertility histories, dating, sexual activity, onset of puberty, employment or job skills training, participation in government assistance programs, life-course expectations, time use, criminal behavior, and alcohol and drug use. Youths complete personal interviews on an annual basis. Areas of the survey that are potentially sensitive, such as sexual activity and criminal behavior, comprise the self-administered portion of the interview.
 
Population: The NLSY97 is representative of individuals in the U.S. who were 12 to 16 years old as of December 31, 1996.
 
Sample Selection and Description: During Round 1 of the survey, which took place in 1997, both the eligible youth and one of that youth's parents completed hour-long personal interviews. In addition, during the screening process, an extensive two-part questionnaire was administered that listed and gathered demographic information on members of the youth's household and on his or her immediate family members living elsewhere. The Round 1 sample consisted of approximately 9,000 youths who were 12 to 16 years old as of December 31, 1996. Subsequently, the sample size has decreased due to attrition to 8,386 in Round 2, to 8,209 in Round 3, to 8,081 in Round 4. The NLSY97 design over-sampled for black and Hispanic respondents.
 
Website: http://www.bls.gov/nls/nlsy97.htm
 
Age of Respondent: Round 1: 12 to 16 year old adolescents and one parent of the adolescent
Round 2: 13 to 17 year old adolescents
Round 3: 14 to 18 year old adolescents and young adults
Round 4: 15 to 19 year old adolescents and young adults
Round 5: 16 to 20 year old adolescents and young adults
 
Age of Child: See "Age of Respondent"
 
Indicators: Positive parent-adolescent relationships
Parental awareness of adolescents' friends and activities
Adolescent participation in religious activities with their families

View full report

Preview
Download

"chartbook.pdf" (pdf, 1.25Mb)

Note: Documents in PDF format require the Adobe Acrobat Reader®. If you experience problems with PDF documents, please download the latest version of the Reader®