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10. While GPAs are available for the NLSY79, we do not report them here because making comparisons across time may be problematic due to possible differences in grading (not necessarily performance) over time. Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) scores (not adjusted by age) are available for the 1979 cohort, while ASVAB scores (adjusted by age) are available for the 1997 cohort. Because the AFQT and ASVAB are not directly comparable, we also do not examine changes over time for these tests. 11.

Variables are measured in Round 8 of the NLSY97, from October 2004 to July 2005. Dummy variables controlling for month of interview are included but not reported. Missing data dummies are included for all explanatory variables except for race/gender. 01. SOURCE: Authors’ tabulations from NLSY97. 47 48 Hill, Holzer, and Chen Notes 1. The NLSY79 interviews in 1987 were conducted from March to October, with 72 percent conducted from April to June. The NLSY97 interviews in 2004–2005 were conducted from October 2004 to July 2005, with 76 percent conducted between November 2004 and January 2005.

In contrast, childbearing out of wedlock is likely to have consequences for both mothers and children even for those giving birth beyond the teen years, as the literature reviewed in the previous chapter indicates. But the racial differences and trends over time presented in this chapter are not sensitive to the age cutoffs used in either case. 12. We examine crime and incarceration for the 1997 cohort only, because the NLSY79 did not collect information about these activities during the high school years.

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