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February 2005, Vol. 128, No.2
Children of the NLSY79: a unique data resource
Lawrence L. Wu
Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, New York University.
Jui-Chung Allen Li
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Sociology, New York University.
The survey provides a wealth of information on the education, socioeconomic background, and cognitive, social, and emotional development of children aged 14 and younger; and on the workforce participation, education, marital, and fertility behaviors of young adults aged 15 or older; the data have been heavily used by researchers across a wide range of disciplines.
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