Congressional Lunch Briefing

The National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS): Providing Insight and Information to Today’s Headlines and Policymakers

Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-338

Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 12:00 pm– 1:30 pm (Lunch will be served)**

Please RSVP by June 19 to Erin Will Morton at


In Collaboration with:
Congressman Danny K. Davis,
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, and
Congressman Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr.

The NLS, housed within the Bureau of Labor Statistics at the U.S. Department of Labor, are one of the richest sources of national, objective information related to wages, earnings, unemployment, and careers. These data play a significant role in our understanding of employment, economics, education, and myriad other economic and policy concerns. The NLS are regularly used by more than 7,000 researchers in the public, private, academic, and non-profit sectors, resulting in thousands of front-page media articles and more than 5,000 academic papers and books. Please join us to learn more about this national resource and how it can help inform policymaking at the local, state, and federal levels.

• Dan Black, Professor, Harris School, University of Chicago
• Karlyn Bowman, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
• Carolyn J. Hill, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Georgetown Public Policy Institute
• Karen Militello, NORC at the University of Chicago, Field Manager
• Vicki Shabo, Director, Work & Family Programs, National Partnership for Women & Families

NORC provides objective information and insight to decision makers and the public on important issues facing society. For more information about NORC visit or follow us at @NORCNews.

** Event was designed to comply with the widely-attended event exception to the House gift rule