Harmonized ELSA Creation Code

The Harmonized ELSA version F.2 dataset is created using data from the 30th edition of the ELSA, released August 2019. 

*Harmonized ELSA F.2 contains 8,771 variables and will require Stata/SE or Stata/MP.

Download the Harmonized ELSA Stata Creation Code.

To run the Harmonized ELSA Creation Code in Stata:

  • Store all ELSA data files in one folder without any sub-folders on your computer. 
  • Edit lines 13 and 14 of the Stata Creation Code to list the folder location of the ELSA data and the folder location where you would like to save the Harmonized ELSA dataset. 

If you would prefer to work with the Harmonized ELSA dataset in a statistical package other than Stata, you can convert the Harmonized ELSA Stata dataset using a program such as Stat/Transfer. If you do not have access to Stat/Transfer, you may be able to read the .dta dataset into your stat package using an “import” or “get” function. When reading a .dta dataset into another package, it is best to first save the dataset in a Stata version 12 format using the command saveold.