The Wisconsin Families Study (WiscFams)

The Wisconsin Families Study is an evaluation of Project GAIN, a program in Milwaukee County funded by the Wisconsin Children’s Trust Fund to assist families in accessing economic resources, reducing financial stressors, and increasing income stability for the children and adults in the home.

Study of Iowa High Schools (SIHS)

UWSC conducted a pilot study aimed at measuring the impact of the Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) initiative on teachers and students. Responding to recent calls to reform secondary education in the United States, the Iowa Department of Education (IDE) adopted the AIW initiative to advance both the rigor and relevance of teaching, as well as the learning outcomes of students in Iowa’s high schools.

Midwest Young Adult Study (MYA Study)

In collaboration with the Chapin Hall Center for Children, the Department of Children and Family Services in the State of Illinois, the Department of Human Services in the State of Iowa, and the Department of Health and Family Services – Division of Children and Family Services in the State of Wisconsin, UWSC interviewed approximately 775 foster care youth placed with foster care providers at Wave 1 in 2002.

Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS)

The WLS is a unique, large-scale longitudinal study of adults and their families that covers more than half a century of life. It is a valuable resource for research on aging, life course, inter-generational transfers, relationships, family functioning, long term effects of education and cognitive ability, occupational careers, physical and mental well-being, and morbidity and mortality.