Harmonized Studies

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 Health and Retirement Study
Harmonized MHAS Harmonized Mexican Health and Aging Study
Harmonized ELSA Harmonized English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
Harmonized SHARE Harmonized Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe
Harmonized KLoSA Harmonized Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging
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 CRELES Harmonized CRELES
Harmonized HRS Harmonized Health and Retirement Study