MARS: Study Overview

MARS is a longitudinal study of people aged 40 and older, living in private households in Malaysia. Its main goal is to provide a data resource on aging and retirement for research and policy-making that is comparable to the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), the Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), and the Japanese Study of Aging and Retirement (JSTAR). The survey elicits information about demographics, family support, health, healthcare utilization, cognition, employment, income and consumption, housing, and assets.