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National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 is a large, diverse, nationally representative cohort study that began with a random sample of American high school seniors in 1972. Follow-up surveys were conducted between 1973 and 1986. The sixth follow-up survey will begin in 2024, with participants who will then be ~70 years old. Read more.

High School and Beyond launched another nationally representative, longitudinal cohort study that succeeded NLS-72 in 1980 with high school seniors and sophomores. Follow-up surveys were conducted between 1982-1993 and most recently, the 5th follow-up in 2015 and 6th follow-up in 2022 were completed. Read more.

This material is based upon work supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation under grant number 2012-10-27; the National Science Foundation under grants numbers HRD 1348527, HRD1348557, DRL 1420691, DRL 1420572, and DRL 1420330; the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) under grant numbers R305U140001 and R305U180002; the National Institute on Aging under grant number U01AG058719 and R01AG078533, the Alzheimer’s Association under grant number SG-20-717567, and the Spencer Foundation under grant numbers 201500075 and 20160116. This project also benefited from support by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development under grant numbers 5 R24 HD042849 and P2CHD042849 (University of Texas Population Research Center), 5R24HD041023 (University of Minnesota Population Center), and P2C HD047873 (University of Wisconsin Center for Demography and Ecology) and from the National Institute on Aging under grant number P30AG066614 awarded to the Center on Aging and Population Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin.