50 Years of American Indebtedness and Policies That Have Shaped It
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The NLS program of the Bureau of Labor Statistics includes six nationally-representative birth cohort surveys of individuals born in the 20th century. They begin with the Older Men’s cohorts, born 1906-1921; include Mature Women born 1922 – 1937; Young Men and Women born 1941-1953; the NLS Youth, 1979 cohorts born 1957-1964; and currently end with the NLS Youth, 1997 cohorts born 1980-1984. Data collection began on the early cohorts in 1966, with the two NLS Youth cohorts collecting data biennially to this day. Each survey was nationally representative, included relevant racial/ethnic oversamples, and collected data over at least a twelve-year period.