JSTAR: Study Overview

JSTAR is a panel survey of people between the ages of 50 and 75, living in private households in Japan. Its main goal is to provide a data resource on aging and retirement that is comparable to the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), the Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), and the English Longitudinal Study of Aging (ELSA). The survey elicits information about demographics, family structure, cognition, job status and history, health, income, assets, housing, and health care use and costs.