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The NLSY97 COVID-19 Pandemic Survey

Why is the survey important?

The NLSY97 COVID-19 Pandemic Survey is a 10 to 15-minute online survey studying how the coronavirus is impacting households across the country from a health and economic perspective. This short survey will focus on your current employment, employment disruptions over the past 12 months, child schooling, and health. The survey asks questions about how employment, health, and child education have been affected by the ongoing crisis.

In order to support the nation’s recovery, we need to know the ways this pandemic has affected people’s lives and livelihoods. Data from this survey will show the widespread effects of the coronavirus pandemic on individuals, families, and communities across the country. These data will then be connected to answers from your usual biennial survey, giving researchers a more complete picture of the effects of the pandemic on Americans.

Your participation will help federal and state officials to direct aid, assistance, and support to the people and places that need it most. This survey provides information that cannot be collected elsewhere. Your response is crucial to study of long-term effects on labor market outcomes from short-term labor market disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

How to complete the survey?

You will receive an advance letter by mail or e-mail that invites you to participate in the NLSY97 COVID-19 pandemic survey.  It will contain a web address specifically for your survey interview. The letter and e-mail will also contain information so you can call us toll-free if you wish to set an appointment to complete the survey over the phone. If we do not hear from you, you may receive follow-up reminders via e-mail or text. Note that the brief COVID-19 pandemic survey does not replace your usual NLSY97 interview.

The website where you will answer survey questions is encrypted from keyboard to server.  This means no one can steal your information or see your answers over the internet.

The survey should take less than 15 minutes to answer.  After completion you will be given options to receive a monetary gift!

Thank you for your continued participation in the NLSY97!

Last Modified Date: January 19, 2021