Harmonized CHARLS

Harmonized China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (Harmonized CHARLS) is an easy-to-use version of data from the first wave of the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) with a set of harmonized variables suitable for cross-country analysis. Using the RAND HRS as a model, Harmonized CHARLS 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 CHARLS, including a description of its creation, the CHARLS variables used, and descriptive statistics, is detailed in the Harmonized CHARLS codebook.

Survey modules (10)
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name description
Section A: Demographics, Identifiers, and Weights Section A: Demographics, Identifiers, and Weights of CHARLS
Section B: Health Section B: Health of CHARLS
Section C: Health Care Utilization and Insurance Health Care Utilization and Insurance of CHARLS
Section D: Cognition Section D: Cognition of CHARLS
Section E: Financial and Housing Wealth Section E: Financial and Housing Wealth of CHARLS
Section F: Income and Consumption Section F: Income and Consumption of CHARLS
Section G: Family Structure Section G: Family Structure of CHARLS
Section H: Employment History Section H: Employment History of CHARLS
Section I: Retirement Plans, Expectations Section I: Retirement Plans, Expectations of CHARLS
Section J: Pension Section J: Pension of CHARLS