International research context

ELSI-Brazil is part of an international network of large longitudinal aging studies. These, called the Health and Retirement (HRS) family of studies, investigate health, social, wellbeing and economic circumstances of older adults. Although these studies are independent, given the particularities and demand of each country, they seek to adopt a common methodology to allow for international comparisons. Samples are designed to be nationally representative of older adults (aged 45 or 50 and older). After the baseline information collection, the follow-up waves are conducted from time to time.

More information on these studies can be found accessing their homepages:

  • HRS – Health and Retirement Study
  • ELSA – English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
  • SHARE – Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe
  • TILDA – The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing
  • NICOLA – Northern Ireland Cohort for the Longitudinal Study of Ageing
  • HAGIS – Healthy Ageing in Scotland
  • CHARLS – China Health and Retirement Survey
  • JSTAR – The Japanese Study of Aging and Retirement
  • KLoSA – The Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging
  • LASI – Longitudinal Aging Study in India
  • IFLS – Indonesia Family Life Survey
  • MARS – MALAYSIA AGEING AND RETIREMENT SURVEY
  • MHAS – Mexican Health and Aging Study
  • CRELES – The Costa Rican Longevity and Healthy Aging Study
  • HART – Health and Ageing Research Team
  • HAALSI – Health and Aging in Africa – South Africa
  • SAGE – WHO Study on Global AGEing and Adult Health

GATEWAY to Global Aging Data – The Gateway to Global Aging is a platform for population survey data on aging around the world. It offers a digital library of survey questions, a search for finding comparable questions across surveys, and identically defined variables for cross-country analysis.