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Cohort Acronym
LSOG

Cohort type
General population-based cohort

Disease
Alzheimer's disease

Participant type
No diagnosis

Profile
Recruitment Period 1971 
Sample size at start or planned sample size if still recruiting 2,044  
Estimated Current Sample Size 0 to 4,999 
Age at Recruitment 15 +   
Gender Male and Female 
Abstract

The Longitudinal Study of Generations (LSOG), initiated in 1971, began as a survey of intergenerational relations among 300 three-generation California families with grandparents (then in their sixties), middle-aged parents (then in their early forties), and grandchildren (then aged 15 to 26). The study broadened in 1991 and now includes a fourth generation, the great-grandchildren of these same families.

The study objectives were:

• To track life-course trajectories of family intergenerational solidarity and conflict over three decades of adulthood, and across successive generations of family members;
• To identify how intergenerational solidarity and conflict influence the well-being of family members throughout the adult life-course and across successive generations;
• To chart the effects of socio-historical change on families, intergenerational relationships, and individual life-course development during the past three decades;
• To examine women’s roles and relationships in multigenerational families over 30 years of rapid change in the social trajectories of women’s lives.

The Longitudinal Study of Generations (LSOG), initiated in 1971, began as a survey of intergenerational relations among 300 three-generation California families with grandparents (then in their sixties), middle-aged parents (then in their early forties), and grandchildren (then aged 15 to 26). The study broadened in 1991 and now includes a fourth generation, the great-grandchildren of these same families.

 
Country USA 
Contact details
Institution name Syracuse University 
Principal Investiator (PI) Dr. Merril Silverstein 
Contact email merrils@syr.edu 
Contact phone number (315) 443-3969 
Address Syracuse University
Aging Studies Institute
Syracuse
New York
USA 
Funders (Core support) United States Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Aging 

Variables Collected

Brain related measures: N/A
Funtional rating: Individual physiological, Individual psychological
Anthropometric: N/A
Physical: Hearing and Vision, Musculoskeletal
Biological samples: N/A
Genotyping: N/A
Brain imaging: N/A
Brain banking: N/A
Lifestyle: Alcohol, Dietary habits, Physical activity, Smoking
Socio-economic: Education, Ethnic group, Family circumstances, Housing and accommodation, Income and finances, Informal support, Martial status, Occupation and employment, Unpaid care
Health service utilisation: Formal health and social care service utilisation including private care
 
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