National Survey of the Japanese Elderly, 1993 (ICPSR 4145)
This survey, a follow-up to the original Wave I and Wave II surveys undertaken in 1987 (ICPSR 6842) and 1990 (ICPSR 3407), was designed to create a panel dataset for use in cross-cultural analyses of aging in Japan and the United States. It was created to match as closely as possible with Wave I, while also allowing for growth in specific areas of interest. In addition, the survey was designed to be partially comparable in content with AMERICANS' CHANGING LIVES: WAVES I, II, AND III, AND IV, 1986, 1989, 1994, AND 2006 (ICPSR 4690) and the NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1984: SUPPLEMENT ON AGING (ICPSR 8659). The survey has nine sections: demographics (age, sex, marital status, education, employment), social integration (interpersonal contacts, social supports), health status (limitations on daily life and activities, health conditions, level of physical activity), subjective well-being and mental health status (life satisfaction, morale), psychological indicators (life events, locus of control, self-esteem), financial situation (financial status), memory (measures of cognitive functioning), and interviewer observations (assessments of respondents).
The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.
Liang, Jersey, and Daisaku Maeda. NATIONAL SURVEY OF THE JAPANESE ELDERLY, 1993. ICPSR04145-v1. Tokyo, Japan: Tokyo Central Research Services [producer], 2004. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04145.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04145.v1
This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institute on Aging, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology (AG06643)
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