In 1956, under the direction of Robin M. Williams and John Dean, 427
women were interviewed about family and non-family roles, their health
activities, and attitudes on various issues. All the women lived in upstate New
York. Thirty years later, Phyllis Moen and Donna Dempster McClain located and
interviewed 313 of these women. In 1987 and 1988 they interviewed one daughter
from each of 246 of these women. The daughters were asked about their roles and
attitudes and about their relationships with their mothers. The mother and
daughter pairs make up the sample for the project.