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  • The China Health Aging and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS): "CHARLS is a biennial survey in China being conducted by the National School of Development (China Center for Economic Research) at Peking University. CHARLS aims to be representative of the residents of China age 45 and older, with no upper age limit."
  • English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA); see also the ELSA Respondents' Website. The ELSA data set is available through the Economic and Social Data Service. Note: Potential users must set up an ATHENS account through ESDS in order to obtain ELSA data.
  • Costa Rican Longevity and Healthy Aging Study. The baseline wave of the new Costa Rican Longevity and Healthy Aging study, the CRELES-RC Retirement Cohort, has been released. "CRLES is a set of nationally representative longitudinal surveys of health and lifecourse experiences of older Costa Ricans."
  • The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA): A planned nationally representative survey that will act as the foundation for planning appropriate health, medical, social and economic policies. The proposed study will provide a comprehensive and accurate picture of the characteristics, needs and contributions of older persons in Ireland.
  • Japanese Study of Aging and Retirement (JSTAR): "This website provides information regarding the Japanese Study of Aging and Retirement (JSTAR), a panel survey of elderly people aged 50 or older conducted by the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (hereinafter "RIETI"), Hitotsubashi University, and, more recently, the University of Tokyo."
  • Korean Longitudinal Study on Ageing "The purpose of KLoSA is to create the basic data needed to devise and implement effective social, economic policies to address the trends that emerge in the process of population ageing. The data will help identify and observe different dimensions of an aged society, build datasets that enable studies in different fields, and generate data comparable with similar panel studies in other countries (eg. U.S., Europe) that can provide the basis for policy-making and academic studies."
  • Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS): A prospective panel study of health and aging in Mexico. Data and documentation are available at this site.
  • New Zealand Health and Aging Research Team: A longitudinal study of older New Zealanders beginning in 2006. This study is conducted by Massey University and has been funded across its life span by The Health Research Council of New Zealand; the Foundation for Research, Science & Technology; and the Ministry of Science and Innovation.
  • Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE): The initial release of SHARE data is now available; details on obtaining these data are available on the SHARE Web site. Prospective users must sign a statement confirming that information about individual persons, households etc. will not be released to others. Data will only be made available after signed statements to this effect have been received.



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