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Study Report

Study Number: SB-006-009-1-1-Wisconsin-WLS-1957

Subject Area: Social and Occupational Mobility

Bibliographic Citation: Wisconsin longitudinal study (WLS), 1957-2011.  [machine-readable data file] / Hauser, Robert M.  [principal investigator(s)] / Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, University of Wisconsin-Madison  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 3/5/2015

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data and document files are available form the WLS site. Users need to fill out a registration form before they can download the data. 3/2015 This study record replaces all the previous WLS studies.

Access Status: Unrestricted access

Documentation: Machine-readable document files are available from WLS the WLS site.

Abstract: 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 2011. WLS data also cover social background, youthful aspirations, schooling, military service, labor market experiences, family characteristics and events, social participation, psychological characteristics and retirement.

Survey data were collected from the original respondents or their parents in 1957, 1964, 1975, 1992, 2004, and 2011; from a selected sibling in 1977, 1994, 2005, and 2011; from the spouse of the original respondent in 2004; from the spouse of the selected sibling in 2006; and from widow(er)s of the graduates and siblings in 2006. Data are currently available from all collection rounds except the widows.

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