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LASI-DAD Data Release
Apr 12, 2021
Announcement for the newest version of the Harmonized LASI-DAD data files and the raw study data. Now available for download. These newly released data files include the sample from all three phases of Wave 1 data collection.
by Sarah Petrosyan
Get to Know the Gateway: Institutional Rules Explorer
Mar 31, 2021
The Gateway to Global Aging is adding a new feature – the Institutional Rules Explorer. The Explorer provides contextual details about the policy and institutional arrangements of particular countries over time. The initial release of the Explorer is focused old-age retirement policies – including old-age pensions, social assistance, and health insurance.
by David Knapp
Get to Know the Gateway: Concordance Tables: Health
Mar 03, 2021
Being users of the international HRS family of surveys ourselves, we understand just how difficult it can be to find comparable items across surveys. In order to make this task easier, the Gateway has created 23 individual concordance tables covering 13 separate topics comparing the questions asked across surveys.
by Jenny Wilkens
Study Introduction: The Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (LASI)
Feb 19, 2021
A detailed introduction to The Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (LASI) - a nationwide panel survey that aims to scientifically investigate the health, economic, and social determinants and consequences of population ageing in India.
by Jinkook Lee
Study Introduction: Malaysia Ageing and Retirement Survey (MARS)
Feb 10, 2021
A detailed introduction to The Malaysia Ageing and Retirement Survey (MARS) - a nationwide panel study involving people aged 40 years and over in Malaysia.
by Norma Mansor & Nurul Diyana Kamarulzaman
Get to Know the Gateway: Data Download Guides
Jan 7, 2021
The details of the registration, approval process, and length of time until granted access vary by study. To help explain these differences and guide users through the registration process and data download steps, we have created “Data Download Guides” for each study.
by Sarah Petrosyan
Study Introduction: Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS)
Dec 17, 2020
A detailed introduction about the Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS) - a national longitudinal household survey for the study of health, economic status, and quality of life among persons aged 50 and over, and their spouses, regardless of age, in Mexico. The first survey of the MHAS was conducted in 2001 with follow-ups in 2003, 2012, 2015, and 2018.
by Rebeca Wong & Alejandra Michaels-Obregon
Get to Know the Gateway: Study Overview Pages
Dec 3, 2020
In line with our goals to make key information about each study readily available to researchers, we have recently released overview pages that briefly summarize each HRS-family study’s sampling frame, method of data collection, sample, available data linkages, and data access process.
by Hunter Green
Harmonized life histories and childhood conditions from SHARE and ELSA
Oct 29, 2020
Several studies have collected data on the past events and circumstances in a respondent's life using life history interviews. These data have organized and made comparable in the Harmonized SHARE & ELSA Life History data.
by Dr. Morten Wahrendorf & Dr. Christian Deindl
2020 Gateway to Global Aging Data Virtual Meeting Updates
Oct 15, 2020
The Gateway team hosted a virtual Gateway to Global Aging Project Meeting with collaborators from across the globe to provide updates on current projects and discuss new innovations for the next project cycle.
by Codi Young
A brief introduction to the Harmonized HRS End-of-Life Dataset
Oct 1, 2020
The Harmonized HRS EoL data file presents multiple exploration advantages for researchers. This blog post addresses two of these merits. 1) promote usability for researchers and individuals who aim to explore the exit interview, 2) help the user to conduct comparative analyses across the HRS Family of Surveys.
by Hannah Bae
The Longitudinal Aging Study in India-Diagnostic Assessment of Dementia (LASI-DAD)
Sep 17, 2020
Global efforts in studying Alzheimer’s and other dementias are paramount due to the increase in life expectancy around the world. With this growth in the older population, LASI-DAD becomes vital to better understand risk factors contributing to late-life cognitive decline.
by Sarah Petrosyan
Gateway to Global Aging Data: User Survey Results
Sep 2, 2020
As some of you may know, the Gateway to Global Aging Data recently conducted a survey of our users, asking them about their experience with our website and data products. Here, we take a look at the results & attempt to use this invaluable information to chart our future course of action.
by Jenny Wilkens
Global Expansion of the HRS Family of Surveys
Aug 6, 2020
Due to the innovations and success of the study, the HRS has served as a model for sister studies around the world. As of 2017, the Health & Retirement Study and its international sister studies have conducted nearly 1.1 million interviews in 44 countries.
by Hunter Green
HCAP Comparison
June 17, 2020
We explore how the Harmonized Cognitive Assessment Protocol (HCAP) was designed to leverage the HRS-family of studies to assess dementia risk and cognitive function in countries like USA, India, Mexico, England, and China.
by Codi Young

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