Harmonized Data

We have developed user-friendly, harmonized versions of data from the growing number of international aging and retirement studies. Using the RAND HRS as a model, these harmonized data sets allow users to compare identically defined variables across countries. All Harmonized data sets store data as individual-level records with information from multiple questionnaire modules and all survey waves. Where possible, all variables follow the same intuitive and consistent naming convention. We have developed these harmonized data sets to encourage cross-national comparative studies on aging.

survey name description
RAND HRS RAND HRS Longitudinal File
Harmonized HRS Harmonized Health and Retirement Study
Harmonized HRS End of Life Harmonized HRS End of Life
RAND HRS Family RAND HRS Family
Harmonized MHAS Harmonized Mexican Health and Aging Study
Harmonized MHAS End of Life Harmonized Mexican Health and Aging Study - End of Life
Harmonized ELSA Harmonized English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
Harmonized ELSA Life History Harmonized English Longitudinal Study of Ageing - Life History
Harmonized ELSA End of Life Harmonized English Longitudinal Study of Ageing - End of Life
Harmonized SHARE Harmonized Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe
Harmonized SHARE Life History Harmonized SHARE Life History
Harmonized SHARE End of Life Harmonized SHARE End of Life
Harmonized CRELES Harmonized CRELES
Harmonized KLoSA Harmonized Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging
Harmonized KLoSA End of Life Harmonized KLoSA End of Life
Harmonized JSTAR Harmonized Japanese Study on Aging and Retirement
Harmonized TILDA Harmonized The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing
Harmonized CHARLS Harmonized China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study
Harmonized LASI Harmonized Longitudinal Aging Study in India
Harmonized LASI DAD Harmonized Longitudinal Aging Study in India - Diagnostic Assessment of Dementia
Harmonized MARS Harmonized MARS
Harmonized HRS HCAP Harmonized HRS HCAP