National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 (NLSY97) Database.
Maintained at the offices of a Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) contractor and BLS offices in Washington, DC. and Chicago, IL.
CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
A sample of the general population who were ages 12-16 on December 31, 1996 (referred to as respondents), with over representation of blacks, Hispanics, and disabled students.
CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Records include, but are not limited to, name, social security number, control number, marital history, education, job history, unemployment history, military service, training history, fertility/family planning, child health history, alcohol use, drug use, reported police contacts, anti-social behavior, assets and income, school records, Government assistance program participation, childhood residence, child development outcomes, expectations, history of parent/child relationship, time use, time spent on child care and household chores, immigration history, and Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery scores.
AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
29 U.S.C. Sec. 2.
To serve a variety of policy-related research interests concerning the school-to-work transition and the labor market problems of youth. Data are used for studies such as (but not limited to): diffusion of useful information on labor, examination of employment and training programs, understanding labor markets, analysis of social indicators, measuring parental and child input and outcomes, norming the Department of Defense Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery in its computerized adaptive form, and creation of norms for the Department of Defense Interest Measure.
ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSE OF SUCH USES:
BLS may release records to a contractor to compile data which are not individually identifiable for use by the general public and federal agencies who are conducting labor force research. Under written agreement to protect the confidentiality and security of identifying information, BLS may provide potentially identifying geographic information to researchers to conduct specific research projects which further the mission and functions of BLS. The records also may be disclosed where required by law. Items 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 listed in the General Prefatory Statement to this document are not applicable to this system of records.
DISCLOSURE TO CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCIES:
POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Files are stored electronically and/or on paper.
Files are retrieved by name or control number.
Access by authorized personnel only. Computer security safeguards are used for electronically stored data, and locked locations for paper files.
RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
Records are retained permanently, in accordance with BLS Records Schedule N1-257-11-1.
SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:
Program Manager, NLS Youth 1997 Cohort Study, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, Postal Square Building, 2 Massachusetts Ave., N.E., Washington, DC 20212.
Inquiries should be mailed to the System Manager.
RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:
A request for access should be mailed to the System Manager.
CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:
A petition for amendment should be mailed to the System Manager.
RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:
Information contained in this system is obtained from individuals who have participated in the survey.
SYSTEMS EXEMPTED FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE ACT: