ERIC Number: ED176015
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: N/A
Research Uses of the National Longitudinal Surveys. Part V of a Research Agenda for the National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Experience: Report on the Social Science Research Council's Conference on the National Longitudinal Surveys (Washington, D.C., October, 1977).
Bielby, William T.; And Others
A review and evaluation were conducted of social science research that has been based upon the National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS) of Labor Market Experience. First, a comprehensive survey was undertaken of the labor market research that has used NLS data: (1) labor supply and the factors of female and male labor, child care and welfare, and marital instability; (2) labor demand and the effect of racial and sexual discrimination and unionization; (3) human capital and status attainment; (4) unemployment, job separation, and job search; (5) social psychological dimensions; (6) aging; and (7) research methodology. It was found during this review process that the NLS data neglected some significant areas such as promotions, supervisory responsibilities, job autonomy, and decision-making capabilities. Also overlooked were such factors as the impact of the Vietnam war on the younger male cohort and the inclusion of young males in the military in the original data samples. Suggestions were then offered for future research based on NLS data. Among these were included the substantive issues of the social forces affecting the family, the institutional constraints on the demand for labor, and the social demography of successive cohorts over time. (The references at the end of the report list all books and papers based on NLS data.) (ELG)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Human Capital, Job Search Methods, Labor Demands, Labor Market, Labor Supply, Labor Utilization, Longitudinal Studies, Occupational Surveys, Older Adults, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Research Problems, Research Utilization, Social Psychology, Unemployment, Use Studies
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Research Council, Washington, DC. Center for Coordination of Research on Social Indicators.