Using the NLSY to Conduct Life Course Analyses

This webinar, part of the LCRN’s series based on the Handbook of Life Course Health Development, features Elizabeth Cooksey, PhD.


Dr. Cooksey is a professor of the Department of Sociology and Associate Director of The Center for Human Resource Research at The Ohio State University. Elizabeth received her MA and PhD in Sociology from Brown University, and then held a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Carolina Population Center, UNC, Chapel Hill.  Her research interests focus on early childhood through young adulthood and have a strong life course component.  She has a special interest in adolescent sexual and pregnancy behaviors, on the transition to adulthood, and on linkages between family situations (family structure, maternal employment) and child health and development.  She has been the PI of the 1979 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY79) Child and Young Adult surveys for the past decade, and is currently President of the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies.



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