National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997

ICR 202102-1220-006

OMB: 1220-0157

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1220-0157 202102-1220-006
Received in OIRA 202011-1220-001
DOL/BLS NLSY97 Round 20
National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 06/07/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 08/31/2022
6,783 5,380
8,321 1,058
0 0

The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 (NLSY97) includes 8,984 respondents who were born in the years 1980 through 1984 and lived in the United States when the survey began in 1997. The primary objective of the survey is to study the transition from full-time schooling to the establishment of careers and families. The longitudinal focus of the survey requires information to be collected about the same individuals over many years in order to trace their education, training, work experience, fertility, income, and program participation. One of the goals of the Department of Labor is to produce and disseminate timely, accurate, and relevant information about the U.S. labor force. The Bureau of Labor Statistics contributes to this goal by gathering information about the labor force and labor market and disseminating it to policymakers and the public so that participants in those markets can make more informed, and thus more efficient, choices. Research based on the NLSY97 contributes to the formation of national policy in the areas of education, training, employment programs, and school-to-work transitions.

US Code: 29 USC 1&2 Name of Law: BLS Authorizing Statute

Not associated with rulemaking

  86 FR 7421 01/28/2021
86 FR 30332 06/07/2021

IC Title Form No. Form Name
National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 6,783 5,380 0 1,403 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 8,321 1,058 0 7,263 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miscellaneous Actions
The previously approved burden of 1058 was for the one time interim supplement covering the Coronavirus pandemic. The expected burden for Round 20 is 705 hours higher than that for Round 19. The questionnaire is slightly longer than it was in Round 19. In addition, the NLS program is projecting an increase in response rates for Round 20.

Yes Part B of Supporting Statement
Keenan Dworak-Fisher 202 691-6308 [email protected]


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.

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