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.
The University of Wisconsin – Madison Graduate School and the Council of Graduate Schools are doing two web surveys with three cohorts of graduate alumni and three cohorts of graduate students.
Affording Degree Completion: A Study of Student Financial Aid is surveying over 6,000 students at 10 different universities across the United States. Invited students have taken on the responsibility of covering the costs to be in college. Researchers want to learn more about the ways students cover their cost of attendance, by getting a clearer picture of the ways in which students pay for school, and the kinds of supports and aid made available to them.
The National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) is a federally-mandated evaluation of the use of independent living services by foster youth in Wisconsin and a measure of the state’s performance in preparing youth for their transition from foster care to independent living.
The American State Administrators Project survey canvasses top-level state administrative executives about attitudes and trends in state government.
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.
The Wisconsin Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS) is a school-based survey of middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) students. The survey collects information on youth knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors related to the use of tobacco and vaping products.
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.
The primary objective of the MIDUS study was to identify the major biomedical, psychological, and social factors that allow some people to achieve good health, psychological well-being, and social responsibility during the journey through middle life on into the later years.