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Study Description:

The Wisconsin Assets and Incomes Studies (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 data describe the economic and demographic characteristics of sampled subjects making it possible to reconstruct career history, the life cycle of earnings, marital history, and investment portfolios. A subset of the WAIS sample can be linked to longitudinal data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS) which contains data on social background, youthful aspirations, schooling, military service, family formation, labor market experiences, social participation supplemented by mental ability tests, measures of school performance, and characteristics of communities of residence, schools and colleges, employers, and industries.

More Information:

For updates on the archive's status or to discuss data access and availability, contact the Data Analyst/Archivist for the Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) by email (cdhadata@ssc.wisc.edu) or by telephone (608-265-3937).





Please send questions, comments or suggestions to cdhadata@ssc.wisc.edu.