Harmonized JSTAR

Harmonized Japanese Study on Aging and Retirement (Harmonized JSTAR) is an easy-to-use version of data from two waves of the Japanese Study on Aging and Retirement (JSTAR) with a set of harmonized variables suitable for cross-country analysis. Using the RAND HRS as a model, Harmonized JSTAR defines variables as identically as possible with the RAND HRS to allow users to compare variables with all other Harmonized data sets. Documentation for each variable in Harmonized JSTAR, including a description of its creation, the JSTAR variables used, and descriptive statistics, is detailed in the Harmonized JSTAR codebook.

Survey modules (9)
name description
Section A: Demographics, Identifiers, and Weights Section A: Demographics, Identifiers, and Weights of JSTAR
Section B: Health Section B: Health of JSTAR
Section C: Health Care Utilization and Insurance Section C: Health Care Utilization and Insurance of JSTAR
Section D: Cognition Section D: Cognition of JSTAR
Section E: Financial and Housing Wealth Section E: Financial and Housing Wealth of JSTAR
Section F: Income Section F: Income of JSTAR
Section G: Family Structure Section G: Family Structure of JSTAR
Section H: Employment History Section H: Employment History of JSTAR
Section I: Retirement Plans, Expectations Section I: Retirement Plans, Expectations of JSTAR