2015-12-24

MIDUS 3 EARLY RELEASE: National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States (MIDUS 3), 2013-2014 (ICPSR 36346)

NACDA is providing an early release of these data in collaboration with MIDUS investigators. The BETA version is being offered to facilitate rapid access to the study for research purposes. This collection has not been fully processed by NACDA or ICPSR at this time, and are released in the format provided by the principal investigators. As the study is processed and given enhanced features by ICPSR in the future, users will be able to download the updated versions of the study. Please report any data errors or problems to user support and we will resolve any data related issues.
National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States (MIDUS 3), 2013-2014 (ICPSR 36346)
In 1995-1996, the MacArthur Midlife Research Network carried out a national survey of over 7,000 Americans aged 25 to 74 [ICPSR 2760]. The purpose of the study was to investigate the role of behavioral, psychological, and social factors in understanding age-related differences in physical and mental health.
With support from the National Institute on Aging, an initial follow-up of the original MIDUS samples was conducted in 2004 (MIDUS 2). The daily stress and cognitive functioning projects were repeated at MIDUS 2, but in addition the protocol was expanded to include biomarkers and neuroscience.
In 2013 a third wave (MIDUS 3) of survey data was collected on longitudinal participants. Data collection for these follow-up waves largely repeated baseline assessments (e.g., phone interview and extensive self-administered questionnaire), with additional questions in selected areas (e.g., economic recession experiences, optimism and coping, stressful life events, and caregiving). A second wave of cognitive functioning data were also collected. Demographic and background information includes gender, age, education, marital status, income and household composition.

These data are available on the MIDUS 3 page here
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