Harmonization of Cross-National Studies of Aging to the Health and Retirement Study: Financial Transfer

TitleHarmonization of Cross-National Studies of Aging to the Health and Retirement Study: Financial Transfer
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsZissimopoulos, JM, Lee, J, Carroll, J
InstitutionSanta Monica, CA, RAND Corporation
KeywordsCross-National, Methodology
Abstract

This paper summarizes and compares measures of financial transfers in the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and its sister surveys from other countries: the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), the Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), the Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging (KLoSA), the Japanese Study on Aging and Retirement (JSTAR), the Chinese Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS), and the Longitudinal Aging Study in India (LASI). The authors analyze and discuss the extent, to which these measures are comparable, the methodological differences in the way information was collected for these measures, and the implications for secondary data analysis. This paper is one in a series of similar papers, each comparing different domains (e.g., chronic medical conditions, cognition, employment and retirement, expectations income, and wealth) across these surveys with an aim to encourage rigorous, cross-national and international comparison research on aging populations.

URLhttp://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR861z2
Endnote Keywords

cross-national comparison/ELSA_/SHARE/CHARLS/KLOSA/JSTAR/Methodology

Endnote ID

69598

Citation Key5935