A New Look for the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study

The Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS), a long-term study of a random sample of 10,317 people who graduated from Wisconsin high schools in 1957, has launched a new website.  Data collected for the study covers social background, youthful aspirations, schooling, military service, labor market experiences, family characteristics and events, social participation, psychological characteristics, and retirement.

The website has separate pages that are directed to researchers, and to study participants and their families.  The Findings section provides research summaries  of recent projects that have utilized WLS data.  WLS is supported by the Behavioral and Social Research Program of the National Institute on Aging. Michal Engelman, Associate Professor of Sociology, is the principal investigator of WLS.