The next round data collection for Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) is underway! The University of Wisconsin Survey Center (UWSC) is contacting participants about completing an interview by phone, through 2024. With the help of our participants, MIDUS is teaching us a great deal about the factors that influence health and well-being as people age from early adulthood to later life.
Longtime UWSC client, Dr. Mark Courtney, with the University of Chicago Chapin Hall has released a new site exploring the data collected from the Midwest Evaluation of the Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth, also known as the Midwest Young Adult (MYA) Study while it was administered by the UWSC in the early 2000s.
Under the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) block grant Synar requirement, every state in the country must conduct annual unannounced random inspections of tobacco retailers to determine the compliance rate with laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to persons under the age of 18. UWSC has been conducting the yearly sample frame creation, coverage studies, and compliance checks for the state of Wisconsin since 2000.
The Wisconsin Parents Study is a study of about 1,200 divorced families with children throughout the state of Wisconsin and is funded by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. Researchers are interested in learning about the daily lives of divorced parents. The main purpose of this study is to gather information that will help us better understand the living arrangements, needs, and circumstances of divorced families.
CORES (Community Resources Study) is an academic study that examines health and social services issues facing households in our communities. The goal is to understand how best to work with communities to meet needs and strengthen the availability and use of local resources. We are interviewing randomly selected residents from different areas in the country to build on knowledge about what works and what doesn’t.
UWSC is launching an effort to collect follow-up human microbiome samples and a self-administered questionnaire from a subset of Graduate and Sibling participants and their spouses or partners for the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS).
The Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS) is very pleased to announce that a new round of interviews with Graduates and their selected Sibling will begin in July 2019 and continue until approximately 2024. As in past years, the University of Wisconsin Survey Center (UWSC) will be contacting participants for interviews.
The California Youth Transitions to Adulthood Study (CalYOUTH) is an evaluation of the impact of AB12, the California Fostering Connections to Success Act, on outcomes during the transition to adulthood for foster youth.
In 2018, UWSC developed and fielded NC-PALS, the North Carolina Post-Adoption Life Study. This study assesses well-being and examines challenges that youth face who were adopted as they transition to adulthood. The study is being conducted in collaboration with Child Trends with funding from the Duke Endowment.
In 2018, UWSC will conduct a national in-person field effort to locate and interview MIDUS respondents who participated in early rounds of the study but later attrited.