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Are NLS legitimate surveys?


Yes! For more than four decades, NLS data have served as an important tool for economists, sociologists, and other researchers.  These surveys are approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and follow federal confidentiality laws.

The National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS) are a set of surveys designed to gather information at multiple points in time on the labor market activities and other significant life events of several groups of men and women. Learn more about different NLS Cohorts.


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Last Modified Date: September 27, 2022