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Pamela Herd Workshop

Date: Wed. March 16th, 2016, 9:00 am-10:30 am
Location: Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organization - Room 105

The Department of Sociology is hosting a user workshop on March 16, 2016 from 9:00 – 10:30AM with Pamela Herd on the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS), a long-term cohort study of the high school graduates of 1957 and their siblings. Now, as those one-time high school seniors – known as the ‘Happy Days’ cohort, after the popular TV sitcom about Milwaukee’s Class of ’57 – become senior citizens, the WLS is refocusing itself, seeking to understand more specifically how a person’s entire life influences, and can improve, the aging process. The study focuses on how experiences in childhood, in high school, and throughout adult life influence careers and retirement, family life, health and longevity. The WLS also has genetic data extracted from saliva samples. This event is sponsored by the Department of Sociology and ACES + program.


This wokshop is limited to 20 people | Invitation Only

  • Individual laptops strongly recommended
  • Participants should familiarize themselves with the study website:
  • Continental Breakfast Served


About the Pamela Herd:

Pamela Herd is Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin. Broadly, her work focuses on aging, policy, health, and inequality. One stream examines how social policies (i.e., Social Security) affect gender, race, and class inequalities. The second stream focuses on the relationship between social factors and health.

She is the Principal Investigator of the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, a member of the Board of Overseers of the General Social Survey, a member of the Board of Overseers of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, and a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.




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