The Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs has released the results of the La Follette Policy Poll. The results of the poll help to explore Wisconsinites’ attitudes about policy issues at both the …
Politics and Elections
New study indicates poor health — not aging itself — decreases older Americans’ likelihood of voting
University of Wisconsin–Madison sociology professor Michal Engelman led the study, published Oct. 15 in the Journals of Gerontology: Series B, along with sociology graduate student Won-tak Joo, sociology Professor Jason Fletcher and political science Professor Barry Burden.
The study uses data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, which Engelman directs. The WLS has followed more than 10,000 Wisconsin high school graduates since 1957, surveying them about once a decade. In addition to the original participants, the survey has interviewed their siblings and spouses and includes detailed data on wealth, physical and mental health, and a range of social activities.