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CRJU 4900: Lifecourse Criminology (Chen)

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National Youth Survey (NYS) Series

Investigator(s): Delbert Elliot

For this series, parents and youth were interviewed about events and behavior of the preceding year to gain a better understanding of both conventional and deviant types of behavior by youths. Data were collected on demographic and socioeconomic status of respondents, disruptive events in the home, neighborhood problems, parental aspirations for youth, labeling, integration of family and peer contexts, attitudes toward deviance in adults and juveniles, parental discipline, community involvement, drug and alcohol use, victimization, pregnancy, depression, use of outpatient services, spouse violence by respondent and partner, and sexual activity. Demographic variables include sex, ethnicity, birth date, age, marital status, and employment of the youths, and information on the marital status and employment of the parents.

NYS was sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health.

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1997 (ICPSR 34923). The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth,1997 (NLSY97) is a longitudinal project that follows the lives of a sample of American youth born between 1980-84; 8,984 respondents were ages 12-17 when first interviewed in 1997. This ongoing cohort has been surveyed 15 times to date and is now interviewed biennially. Data are available from Round 1 (1997 survey year) to Round 15 (2011 survey year). (more info)

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