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Women in the Middle Years, 1960s [United States] (ICPSR 29222)

Principal Investigator(s): Neugarten, Bernice, University of Chicago


This is a study from the 1960s that assessed the impact of menopause on function. One hundred European American, largely middle-class, women living in Chicago were intensively interviewed two separate times about life structure, values, and family/work involvements. The sample was approximately one-third peri-menopausal, one-third in menopause, and one-third post-menopausal.

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Study Description


Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR29222.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    menopause, women

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

This data collection includes eight file drawers of hard-copy materials, including original interview transcripts (typed), measures, coding systems developed, etc. No data files are currently available for online dissemination.

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Mode of Data Collection:    face-to-face interview


Original ICPSR Release:   2010-09-08

Version History:

  • 2010-09-15 Added a documentation file; changed study status to standard.


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