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.

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