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Questions about the DAS?

For all datasets, you may contact:

Aurora D'Amico
Washington, DC
(202) 502-7334
For Unix email users -

John Vavricka
MPR Associates, Inc.
Berkeley, CA
(510) 849-4942

You may also contact the survey staff directly for:

National Household Education Surveys

Information for Licensed ECB Users

Licensed users of restricted survey data sets can obtain SAS or SPSS files containing new derived variables for DAS applications.

To obtain data for variables created since the release of the Electronic Code Book for restricted data users, submit a License amendment request using the NCES Electronic Application System. You should include the following information in your request for additional restricted-use data:

  1. A list of desired variables
  2. Request for SAS or SPSS data format

After your request has been approved by NCES, the data file will be sent to you.

Available Codebooks

Codebooks are available below for the National Longitudinal Study of 1972 and the High School and Beyond Study of High School Seniors in 1980. These codebooks consists of two components: 1) a Variable List File (.VAR) containing name, section (prefix), and label for each variable, sorted by section; and 2) a Codebook File (.CBK) containing the description and percentage distributions for each variable, sorted by variable name. Both files types are in plain text format and can be opened with any text editor.


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