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The Center for Human Resource Research (CHRR) at the Ohio State University has been conducting longitudinal surveys with nationally representative panels of adults and children since the 1960s. CHRR is funded by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and other federal agencies. The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth was conducted annually from 1979 through 1994 at which time it became a biennially survey. It's primary focus is labor force behavior.

ANES was invited to include questions on two CHRR surveys: The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (known as the NLSY79) and the Children of the NLSY (CNLSY) Young Adult component. Data collection for these surveys has been done by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago. The interviews have each been quite lengthy and multifaceted, documenting a breathtaking range of aspects of the respondentsí lives, including: labor force experiences, education and training experiences, standardized aptitude and achievement test scores, high school academic performance, time use, alcohol and substance use, participation in and income from various delinquent and criminal activities, fertility and more.

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ANES questions on these NLSY surveys include party affilition, voter registration, voter participation, attitudinal questions about the political system and political experiences.

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