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Wisconsin Longitudinal Study: As We Age (ICPSR 34454) RSS

Principal Investigator(s):


The Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS) is a long-term study of a random sample of 10,317 men and women who graduated from Wisconsin high schools in 1957. The WLS provides an opportunity to study the life course, intergenerational transfers and relationships, family functioning, physical and mental health and well-being, and morbidity and mortality from late adolescence through 2008. WLS also covers social background, youthful aspirations, schooling, military service, labor market experiences, family characteristics, and retirement. Data for this wave of new interviews are expected to be available in 2013.

Access Notes

  • This data collection has been deaccessioned; it is no longer distributed by ICPSR.

Study Description


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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   families, family life, health status, intergenerational relations, life events, life plans, psychological wellbeing

Geographic Coverage:   United States, Wisconsin

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from DSDR or ICPSR. Researchers should consult the principal investigator directly for details on obtaining access to the data and documentation:

Dr. Robert M. Hauser

Department of Sociology

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI 53706




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