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National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States (MIDUS Refresher) [electronic resource]: Milwaukee African American Sample, 2012-2013

Carol Ryff, David Almeida, John Ayanian, Neil Binkley, Deborah Carr, Chrisopher Coe, Richard Davidson, Joseph Grzywacz, Arun Karlamangla, Robert Krueger, Margie Lachman, Gayle Love, Marsha Mailick, Daniel Mroczek, Barry Radler, Teresa Seeman, Richard Sloan, Duncan Thomas, Maxine Weinstein, David Williams
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Ann Arbor, Mich. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor] 2017
Midlife Development in the United States (MIDUS) Series
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In 2012-2013, the MIDUS Milwaukee Refresher study recruited a sample of 508 Milwaukee African American adults, aged 25 to 64, designed to replenish the Midlife Development in the United States (MIDUS II): Milwaukee African American Sample, 2005-2006 (ICPSR 22840). This sample was also designed to increase the number of racial minorities included in the broader MIDUS study. The MIDUS Milwaukee Refresher survey employed the same assessments (demographic, psycho-social, and physical and mental health) as those assembled on the existing MIDUS sample, but with additional questions about the effect of the economic recession of 2008-09. A sample of African Americans from Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, was stratified by age, gender, and income.

Area probability sampling methods were used to identify potential respondents. Field interviewers screened households to determine if they contained any African American adults. There was additional screening to achieve an appropriate age/gender distribution in a manner similar to what was done for the original MIDUS sample (NATIONAL SURVEY OF MIDLIFE DEVELOPMENT IN THE UNITED STATES (MIDUS), 1995-1996 [ICPSR 2760]). Milwaukee respondents were interviewed in their homes using a 2.5-hour Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) protocol and afterwards asked to complete a self-administered questionnaire (SAQ). All measures paralleled those used in the larger MIDUS samples. In addition to successful completion of the survey, participants were asked to complete a cognitive assessment by phone. Some respondents were eligible to participate in additional MIDUS projects: daily diary assessments, biomarker assessments, and neuroscience assessments.

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