Surveys at a Glance


Please cite all information retrieved from the Gateway data as follows:
Gateway to Global Aging Data, Produced by the USC Program on Global Aging, Health & Policy, with funding from the National Institute on Aging (R01 AG030153)
HRS MHAS ELSA SHARE CRELES KLoSA JSTAR TILDA CHARLS LASI

United States

Mexico

England

20+ European Countries and Israel

Costa Rica

Korea

Japan

Ireland

China

India

Sample (Sample descriptions)
Respondent Eligibility                    
Age Eligibility 51 50 50 50 Cohort 1: 60 / Cohort 2: 55 45 50 50 45 45
One or all age-eligible one one all one† one all one all one all
Spouse inclusion regardless of age regardless of age regardless of age regardless of age Cohort 1: none / Cohort 2: regardless of age only if age eligible none regardless of age regardless of age regardless of age
Survey                    
Method in-person/ phone/ self-completion in-person in-person/self-completion in-person/self-completion in-person in-person in-person/self-completion in-person/self-completion in-person in-person
Sample refreshment                    
Waves or frequency every 3 waves Wave 3 Waves 3, 4, 6, 7 Waves 2, 4, 5, 6 none Wave 5 none none none none
Sample Size                    
At baseline 12,600 15,400 12,000 30,700 Cohort 1: 2,800 / Cohort 2: 2,700 10,200 3,700 8,500 17,700 1,600
At latest released wave 18,700 14,700 9,600 68,200 Cohort 1: 1,800 / Cohort 2: 2,400 7,000 5,100 7,200 15,100 1,600
Blood-based biomarker                    
Type dbs venous and dbs venous dbs venous none none venous venous dbs
dbs: dried blood spots.
The original Wave 1 sample of SHARE interviewed all age-eligible individuals in a household.
* Not all collected waves have been released
CAMS - Consumption and Activities Mail Survey; HUMS - Human Capital and Education Expenses Mail Survey; PDS - Prescription Drug Study
HRS ELSA SHARE JSTAR TILDA

United States

England

20+ European Countries and Israel

Japan

Ireland

1992-93
1994-95
1996-97
1998-99 HRS Mailout
2000-01 HUMS

CAMS
2002-03 CAMS

Diabetes Study
ELSA W1
2004-05 HRS W7 Disability

HRS W7 Psycho-Social

CAMS

PDS
ELSA W2

ELSA W2 Ryff
SHARE W1 Vignettes

SHARE W1 Drop-Off
2006-07 HRS W8 Psycho-Social

CAMS

Disability

PDS
ELSA W3

ELSA W3 Health

ELSA W3 Work
SHARE W2 Vignettes

SHARE W2 Drop-Off
JSTAR W1
2008-09 HRS W9 Psycho-Social

CAMS
ELSA W4
JSTAR W2
2010-11 HRS W10 Psycho-Social

CAMS
ELSA W5
SHARE W4 Drop-Off
JSTAR W3
TILDA W1
2012-13 HRS W11 Psycho-Social

CAMS
ELSA W6

Sexual questionnaires
SHARE W5 Drop-Off
TILDA W2
2014-15 HRS W12 Psycho-Social
HRS ELSA SHARE KLoSA CHARLS

United States

England

20+ European Countries and Israel

Korea

China

1992-93
1994-95
1996-97
1998-99
2000-01
2002-03
2004-05
2006-07 ELSA Life History

ELSA Life History Self Completion
KLoSA Job History
2008-09 SHARELIFE
2010-11
2012-13
2014-15 HRS Life History
CHARLS Life History


Concordance Tables for Life History Data

HRS MHAS ELSA SHARE KLoSA JSTAR CHARLS

United States

Mexico

England

20+ European Countries and Israel

Korea

Japan

China

1992-93
1994-95 AHEAD 1995 W2
1996-97 HRS W3
1998-99 HRS W4

HRS W4 Post-Exit
2000-01 HRS W5

HRS W5 Post-Exit
2002-03 HRS W6

HRS W6 Post-Exit
MHAS W2
2004-05 HRS W7

HRS W7 Post-Exit
ELSA W2
2006-07 HRS W8

HRS W8 Post-Exit
ELSA W3
SHARE W2
2008-09 HRS W9

HRS W9 Post-Exit
ELSA W4
SHARELIFE
KLoSA W2
JSTAR W2
2010-11 HRS W10

HRS W10 Post-Exit
SHARE W4
KLoSA W3
JSTAR W3
2012-13 HRS W11

HRS W11 Post-Exit
MHAS W3
ELSA W6
SHARE W5
KLoSA W4
CHARLS W2
2014-15 HRS W12


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