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National Longitudinal Surveys

The NLSY79 public-use data from 1979 through 2020 (Rounds 1-29) are available on the NLS website (  To learn about the NLSY79 cohort, please visit the NLSY79 Data Overview.

Last Modified Date: March 15, 2023