Principal Investigator(s): Liang, Jersey, University of Michigan. School of Public Health and Institute of Gerontology; Maeda, Daisaku, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
This survey, which is partially comparable in content to AMERICANS' CHANGING LIVES: WAVES I, II, III, AND IV, 1986, 1989, 1994, AND 2006 (ICPSR 4690) and the NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1984: SUPPLEMENT ON AGING (ICPSR 8659), was designed for use in cross-cultural analyses of aging in the United States and Japan. The survey has nine sections: demographics (age, sex, marital status, education, employment), social integration (interpersonal contacts, social supports), health status (attempts to measure 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).
These data are freely available.
Liang, Jersey, and Daisaku Maeda. National Survey of the Japanese Elderly, 1987. ICPSR06842-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06842.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06842.v1
This survey was funded by:
- United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging (AG06643-08)
Scope of Study
Date of Collection:
Universe: Noninstitutionalized persons 60 years of age and older as of November 1987 who were residing in Japan.
Data Types: survey data
Sample: National two-stage probability sample of Census Enumeration Districts and of persons within them.
Original ICPSR Release: 1997-02-13
- 2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.
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