National longitudinal survey of children and youth (NLSCY)
public use microdata and synthetic files


These data are provided by Statistics Canada under the terms of the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) licence.

The data are for use by faculty, students, and staff of DLI member instititions, for academic research and teaching purposes only.

Links to data are IP-address restricted. Off campus University of Toronto users must first log in to myaccess.

Dont's:
  • Do not share any microdata with anyone who is not a University of Toronto faculty, student, or staff member.
  • Do not attempt to identify individual respondents.
  • Do not link microdata to administrative records.
  • Do not use these data for contracted research with outside funding.
Do's:
  • Do acknowledge the source of your data. For assistance, contact CHASS Support.

Public use microdata files (PUMFs)  

Cycle 1, 1994-1995 general file [Reloaded 2006/09/22] Data Documentation
secondary file [Reloaded 2006/09/22] Data Documentation
joint primary & secondary file Data Documentation
Cycle 2, 1996-1997 general file [Reloaded 2006/09/21] Data Documentation
self-completed (10-13 year olds) file [Reloaded 2006/09/21] Data Documentation
Cycle 3, 1998-1999 general file [Reloaded 2006/09/21] Data Documentation
self-completed (10-15 year olds) file [Reloaded 2006/09/21] Data Documentation

Synthetic files The following synthetic files are for planning research in an RDC only. They can not to be used for research.

Cycle 4, 2000-2001
      -new-
education - synthetic edition Data Documentation
self-completed (10-17 years olds) - synthetic edition Data Documentation
primary file - synthetic edition Data Documentation
joint primary, education and self-completed file- synthetic edition -new- Data Documentation

Cycle 5, 2002-2003 early childhood development - synthetic edition Data Documentation
education - synthetic edition Data Documentation
self-completed (10-19 years olds) - synthetic edition Data Documentation
longitudinal file - synthetic edition Data Documentation
joint longitudinal and self-completed (8-19 years old: original cohort)- synthetic edition -new- Data Documentation

Cycle 6, 2004-2005 self-completed file (10-17 year olds) - synthetic edition Data Documentation
cross-sectional file - synthetic edition Data Documentation
longitudinal file - synthetic edition Data Documentation
youth file - synthetic edition Data Documentation
joint longitudinal and self-completed (10-17 years old)- synthetic edition -new- Data Documentation

Cycle 7, 2006 self-completed file (12-17 year olds) - synthetic edition Data Documentation
early childhood development - synthetic edition Data Documentation
longitudinal file - synthetic edition Data Documentation
youth file - synthetic edition Data Documentation
joint longitudinal and self-completed (12-17 years old)- synthetic edition -new- Data Documentation

Cycle 8, 2008-2009
      -new-
self-completed file (14-17 year olds) - synthetic edition Data Documentation
early childhood development - synthetic edition Data Documentation
longitudinal file - synthetic edition Data Documentation
youth file - synthetic edition Data Documentation

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Created: 2003/10/31 by Laine Ruus; Last updated: 2012-03-22