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National Longitudinal Surveys

NLSY26 Advisory Reports

As part of the planning process for a new NLSY26 cohort, the NLS has sought recommendations from outside experts on measurement objects and prospective content.  Outside contractors (NORC at the University of Chicago, contract #1605C5-21-P-00020) conducted a needs assessment for a new cohort consisting of stakeholder and user outreach, a retrospective analysis of prior uses of NLSY data, and a review of possible alternative data sources. They also convened four content panels to make recommendations regarding the content of specific sections for the NLSY26 questionnaire during the earlier rounds: family and early childhood retrospectives, K-12 education and cognition, health and environmental outcomes, and assessment tools of the Department of Defense (including the ASVAB).

 

The NLS has now received reports from contractors from these activities. The reports provide advice about several foundational NLSY26 topics:

Note that while these reports are recommendations to BLS from informed sources not all suggestions will be implemented.

Last Modified Date: December 22, 2022