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Information for National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS) Participants

Information for NLSY79 and NLSY97 Respondents

What’s happening in the NLS?

NLSY97: Brief on-line COVID-19 Pandemic Survey

How has the pandemic affected your work, health, and family?

NLSY79: Interviews Happening Now!

NLSY79 Young Adults: Interviews Happening Now!

Welcome to the National Longitudinal Surveys web site for respondents. The NLS, sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), are a group of surveys specifically designed to gather information from the same people at multiple points in time. 

Each survey – or cohort – has been selected to represent all people living in the United States at the initial interview date and born during a given period. If you were selected as an NLS respondent, your participation is critical in order to obtain accurate information about how family, education, and labor market activities interact in the daily lives of Americans.

These surveys provide insights into how generations of Americans live and work, but we can’t do it without you!

Thank you for your continued participation in the NLS!

Learn more about the NLS:


Last Modified Date: January 19, 2021