Japanese Study on Aging and Retirement

Japanese Study of Aging and Retirement (JSTAR) is a panel survey of elderly people aged 50 or older in Japan. The data collected in this survey include diverse information on the economic, social, and health conditions of elderly people. In addition, the survey is designed to ensure, to the maximum extent possible, comparability with preceding surveys such as the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) in the United States, the Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) in continental Europe, and the English Longitudinal Study of Aging (ELSA) in the United Kingdom.

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JSTAR 2007 Wave 1 of the Japanese Study on Aging and Retirement
JSTAR 2009 2 Cities Wave 2 of the Japanese Study on Aging and Retirement
JSTAR 2009 5 Cities Wave 2 of the Japanese Study on Aging and Retirement
JSTAR 2011 3 Cities Wave 3 of the Japanese Study on Aging and Retirement
JSTAR 2011 7 Cities Wave 3 of the Japanese Study on Aging and Retirement