Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Introduction to Survey Data Sources

Instructor: Christine Leibbrand

Date: 2/24/2021
Time: 10:00am-11:30am
Location Zoom: link to be provided to registrants

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In this workshop, we will be learning about a variety of longitudinal survey data sources that are (for the most part) publicly-available and easily accessible. These data sources will include:

-The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 (NLSY79) and its Child Supplement (CNLSY)

-The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 (NLSY97)

-Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (FFCWS)

-The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)

We will discuss key features of these data sources including their sampling strategies, the characteristics of their survey populations, the years they surveyed populations, an overview of the data included in these surveys, and an introduction into how to access and download the publicly available data and access restricted data. By the end of this workshop, you will have a better understanding of longitudinal survey data sources that you might consider using for your future research projects.