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National Longitudinal Surveys
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The Geocode Application Document

Here is the Geocode application for the NLSY97, NLSY79, and NLSY79 Young Adult cohorts. 

IMPORTANT: BLS is transitioning its mode of provision of NLSGeocode data.  Instead of sending researchers CD-ROMs, we will provide authorized users with access to the NLS Geocode data through a virtual data enclave (VDE).  The VDE, which has been created and is ready for use, will provide a managed environment where researchers can analyze the NLS Geocode data.  Output from such analysis, as well as input files that researchers may provide, will be subject to BLS approval before being moved to or from the VDE.  Statistical software available for use on the VDE includes SAS, Stata, R, Rstudio, Stat/Transfer, Python (Spyder, Jupyter Notebook), and SPSS.

The old version of the Geocode application will remain on the NLS webpages until a new one is approved and posted.  During this transition period, applicants should skip questions 3, 4, 13, 14, and 15 of the older application; these do not pertain to the VDE environment.

Please e-mail your completed application to NLS staff will contact you about the status of your application.

For more information about the NLS geocode program, see the web links below.


Last Modified Date: August 27, 2020