WLS maintains a database of known publications that use the WLS data. Please help us by sending a citation and/or copy of your publication.  Along with peer-reviewed research we want to know about Doctoral and Master’s theses. Please send a bibliographic reference (including a PMCID and/or DOI, if available) to

Cite the WLS

Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS) [graduates, siblings, and spouses]: 1957-2020 Version 14.03. [machine-readable data file] / Hauser, Robert M., William H. Sewell, Herd, Pamela, and Engelman, Michal. [principal investigators]. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Madison, WLS. [distributor]; <>

Publications Database

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