Saturday, March 10, 2012

NLSY update

Some movement from BLS in response, I suspect, to the outcry from the research community I detailed in an earlier post.

Full text of the BLS announcement:
UPDATE: March 2, 2012
On March 2, 2012, the BLS temporarily suspended plans to elongate the fielding schedules of the 1979 and 1997 cohorts of the National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS) of Youth as described below. Funding through the remainder of FY 2012 has been found for biennial fielding of both cohorts. The BLS will continue to evaluate longer-term options.
I hope the long-term options include keeping the quality level of the NLSY data where it is, if not improving it.

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