G2 Aging: The Gateway to Global Aging Data (G2 Aging)
(www.g2aging.org) is a web-based resource for
accessing multidisciplinary panel data on aging, health, and retirement from the international family of Health and Retirement
The Health and Retirement Study (HRS) is a longitudinal panel study that surveys a representative sample of more than 26,000 Americans
over the age of 50 every two years. Supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA U01AG009740) and the Social Security
The China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) is a biennial survey in China being conducted by the National School of
Development (China Center for Economic Research) at Peking University. CHARLS aims to be representative of the residents of
China age 45 and older, with no upper age limit.
The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) is the first study in the UK to connect the full range of topics necessary to understand
the economic, social, psychological and health elements of the ageing process.
IFLS: The Indonesia
Family Life Survey (IFLS) is the only large-scale longitudinal survey publicly available for Indonesia.
Japanese Study of Aging and Retirement (JSTAR) is a panel survey of elderly people aged 50 or older conducted by the Research Institute
KLoSA: The Korean
Longitudinal Study of Aging (KLoSA) is a nationally-representative sample of more than 10,000 persons at least 45 years of age in the
Republic of Korea.
SHARE: The Survey of Health, Ageing and
Retirement in Europe (SHARE) is a multidisciplinary and cross-national panel database of microdata on health, socioeconomic status
and social and family networks of more than 45,000 individuals aged 50 or over.
TILDA: The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing
(TILDA) is a study of a representative cohort of over 8,500 people resident in Ireland aged 50+.
ELSI: ELSI-Brasil (The Brazilian
Longitudinal Study of Ageing) is a longitudinal and nationally representative survey of older adults in Brazil that started in 2015.
NICOLA: The Northern Ireland Cohort
Longitudinal Study of Ageing (NICOLA) is Northern Ireland’s long-term study of ageing and will closely follow the comprehensive
approaches taken by other ageing studies.
The Scottish Longitudinal Survey of ageing (THSLS) is a planned longitudinal study expected to begin in 2015/2016, sampling around 10,000
older people over a ten-year period. Official website not available.
SAGE: WHO Study on global
AGEing and adult health (SAGE) is a longitudinal study on adults aged 50 years and older, with nationally representative samples from
China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russian Federation and South Africa.
CLSA: The Canadian Longitudinal Study on
Aging (CLSA) is a national study that will follow approximately 50,000 men and women between 45 and 85 years old for
20 years. Recruitment of 30,000 participants who will take part in at-home interviews began in early 2012
HAALSI: The Health and Aging Study in Africa: Longitudinal Studies of INDEPTH
communities (HAALSI) is a three year project and will establish cohorts of 4,000 men and women aged 50 and over
throughout Africa, who will be interviewed and tested for HIV infection and cardiometabolic risk factors.
CHILE-COG: The Chile Cognitive Aging Study (Chile-Cog) is designed to estimate cognitive
function among Chilean adults ages 60 and above and its life-course determinants. The Chile-Cog protocol is modeled after
the Harmonized Cognitive Assessment Protocol (HCAP) developed by the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and the Mexican
Health and Aging (MHAS) Cognitive Aging Ancillary Study (Mex-Cog).