The Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS) is a long-term study of a random sample of 10,317 men and women who graduated from Wisconsin high schools in 1957.
Conducted in 1995/96, MIDUS, is an investigation of the role of behavioral, psychological, and social factors in age-related variation in health and well-being in the US.
The NSFH was designed to provide a broad range of information on family life to serve as a resource for research across disciplinary perspectives. A considerable amount of life-history information was collected, including: the respondent's family living arrangements in childhood, departures and returns to the parental home, and histories of marriage, cohabitation, education, fertility, and employment.
WAIS merges data on a random sample of individuals who filed taxes in the State of Wisconsin between 1959 and 1964 with data from a number of administrative sources including the Social Security Administration and probate data.
The Latin American Mortality Database (LAMBdA) supports the study of mortality trends in Latin American countries from 1848 to 2014.
SABE is a cross-national survey on health and aging organized as a cooperative venture among researchers in Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Mexico and Uruguay. SABE has produced the first cross-national database for studying health and aging in these countries.
MHAS is a national longitudinal study of adults 50 years and older in Mexico. The baseline survey, with national and urban/rural representation of adults born in 1951 or earlier, was conducted in 2001 with follow-up interviews in 2003, 2012, and 2015. A new sample of adults born between 1952-1962 was added in 2012
PREHCO provides quality data for researchers and policy makers about issues affecting the elderly population in Puerto Rico: health status, housing arrangements, functional status, transfers, labor history, migration, income, childhood characteristics, health insurance, use of health services, marital history, mistreat, sexuality, etc.
BADGIR is an on-line data archive at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. The archive is a cooperative venture organized by the Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) with contributions from the Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE) and the Data and Information Services Center (DISC). You can create a BADGIR account by filling out this registration form.
DISC provides quantitative, numeric microdata for researchers and students conducting secondary analysis in the social sciences.
DISC services include reference, data acquisition, cataloging and classification of datasets, aid in acquiring restricted data sets, preservation of data, making public use data available via value added data extraction systems, data current awareness services, and campus outreach services to promote the use of social science data to the larger campus community.
DISC maintains one of the world's finest research collections of machine-readable data files in demography. The collection is strongest in U.S. census data and large household surveys; fertility, vital statistics, life history, and social mobility surveys. Researchers also have web access to U.S. and international population data, microdata files, longitudinal studies, vital statistics, health, and macro-economic data.