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The Gateway to Global Aging Data (g2aging.org) is a data and information platform developed to facilitate longitudinal and cross-country analyses on aging, especially those using the family of Health and Retirement Studies (HRS) around the world. To further this effort, the Gateway provides searchable metadata, extensive cross-survey documentation, downloadable harmonized microdata with variables standardized across surveys, and graphs and tables that enable users to instantly compare variables of interest over time, across countries, and against macro-level contextual information at no cost.
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Members

Investigators Contacts
  • Jenny Wilkens
    The Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), University of Southern California
  • Drystan Phillips
    The Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), University of Southern California
  • Dr. Jinkook Lee
    The Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), University of Southern California

General Information

Year created
2013
Types of cohorts
  • Population cohort
Countries
  • United States of America
  • Mexico
  • Israel
  • Costa Rica
  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • United Kingdom
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Ireland
  • Indonesia
  • Ghana
  • Russian
  • South Africa
  • Brazil
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
Region
America, Asia, Europe
Setting
International
Funding
This project has received funding from the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health (R01 AG030153, RC2 AG036619, R03 AG043052, R24 AG048024)
Criteria of cohort's to be included
Cohort studies about aging and health, most of them harmonized ex-ante with the family of international Health and Retirement studies.
Socio-environmental context
  • Air pollution
  • Other : pension policies, macroeconomic environment

Participants

Number of participants

Total
351,000
With harmonized data
351,000

Age range of the samples

Minimum age
45

Methodology for harmonization and integration

Strategy of harmonization
Ex-post
Data processing methods
  • Standardisation
  • Multiple imputation
  • Others
  • Type of infrastructure
    Some centrally, other locally
    Integrative data analysis
    • Pooled analyses
    Software
  • Stata
  • Supplementary information
    The strategy of hamonisation is ex-post in most studies, even though newer studies like LASI is ex-ante.

    Number of cohorts

    Total
    18
    With harmonized data
    10
    Will more cohorts be harmonized?
    Number of harmonized variables (max.)
    37,000

    Access

    Availability of metadata
    Availability of individual data
    Under request