Extending the Longitudinal Study of American Youth into a Study of Aging

a MiCDA Research Project Description

Investigators: Jon D. Miller, Brady T. West, Jacqui E. Smith, David Weir, Helen Levy

Funding: National Institute on Aging, 2014-2019 (1 R01 AG 049624 01)

This extension of the 26-year Longitudinal Study of American Youth will continue surveys of the students in the original LSAY study in 1987 (now approximately 40 years old). These annual follow ups will focus on education and employment patterns; health status, awareness, and experiences; financial status and planning (including the impact of the Great Recession); and the use of new information technologies and resources.

Research Signature Theme:

Survey Measurement and Methods: Data Collection