China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study

The China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Survey (CHARLS) is a biennial survey that aims to represent the Chinese population at least 45 years old. Its age cut-off reflects an earlier transition to retirement in several Asian nations. The pilot survey was taken in two provinces in 2008; a large-scale, full wave is planned for 2011. Its topics include demographic background, family, health status and functioning, health care and insurance, work and retirement, income, and interviewer observations. The CHARLS also has a community survey.

survey name description
CHARLS Pilot Pilot: China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study
CHARLS 2011 Wave 1: China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Survey
CHARLS 2013 Wave 2: China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Survey
CHARLS 2013 Exit Wave 2 Exit: China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Survey
CHARLS Life History CHARLS Life History
CHARLS 2015 Wave 4: China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Survey