The Wisconsin Parents Study


Judith Bartfeld, Professor in the Department of Consumer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Daniel Meyer, Professor in the School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison


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 or 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.

UWSC will conduct an hour-long interview with mothers and fathers who have either shared or primary child placement arrangements. Ideally, these interviews will take place in-person, but may need to be conducted by telephone due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


Karen Zoladz


February 2020 – October 2020