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Longitudinal Study (WLS)
The Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS) is a long-term study of men and women who graduated from Wisconsin high schools in 1957. WLS data cover social background, youthful aspirations, schooling, military service, labor market experiences, family characteristics and events, social participation, psychological characteristics, health and well-being, and retirement.
Survey of Families and Households (NSFH)
A national survey designed to permit the holistic analysis of family experience from an array of theoretical perspectives. A considerable amount of life-history information was collected, including: the respondent's family living arrangements in childhood, departures and returns to the parental home, and histories of marriage, cohabitation, education, fertility, and employment. The design permits the detailed description of past and current living arrangements and other characteristics and experiences, as well as the analysis of the consequences of earlier patterns on current states, marital and parenting relationships, kin contact, and economic and psychological well-being.
of American Families (SAF)
Conducted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the SAF is a telephone survey of randomly selected siblings of respondents to the 1994 General Social Survey (GSS). Because the SAF replicated nearly all GSS items (and added many more), researchers can combine the GSS and SAF data to study patterns of sibling resemblance in socioeconomic, attitudinal, family, cognitive ability, and other outcomes.
Wellbeing and Aging in Latin America and the Caribbean
SABE is a cross-national survey on health and aging organized as a cooperative venture among researchers in Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Mexico and Uruguay. SABE has produced the first cross-national database for studying health and aging in these countries.