Data Resource: The Wisconsin Longitudinal Study

Carol Roan , University of Wisconsin-Madison
Huey-Chi Chang, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Kamil Sicinski, University of Wisconsin-Madison

For nearly sixty years, the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS) has followed Wisconsin’s high school class of 1957. The WLS collected six waves of survey data on the 1957 class members and four waves of data on siblings of the class of 1957. In 2019 we will begin a seventh round of data collection combining the graduate and sibling panels. Genetic data, a variety of administrative data, and the potential to link to Medicare and Social Security data are also available to researchers. Our poster educates current and potential WLS data users on the content and availability of the WLS dataset. Visitors to the poster will also have the opportunity to ask questions directly to a WLS expert.

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 Presented in Session 3. Population, Development, & the Environment; Data & Methods; Applied Demography