Announcements and News

(June 4, 2018) Webinar: Using Harmonized Data from China
Researchers who plan to conduct cross-national and longitudinal research using the international family of Health and Retirement surveys especially using the Harmonized China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) can register to attend a free webinar on Tuesday, June 12 at 7 pm LA / 10 pm NY & Wednesday, June 13 at 10am Beijing. This webinar will provide hands-on examples of cross-national and longitudinal analyses using Harmonized datasets. Register at:

(May 4, 2018) CDHA Welcomes New Director, Jason Fletcher
The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) executive committee has selected Jason Fletcher to become its next Director, effective this month. CDHA has been funded through the National Institute on Aging for nearly 20 years and works closely with the Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE) to promote demographic research and training at UW-Madison. Full announcement is available at this link.

(March 19, 2018) Harmonized HRS Data Released
The Health and Retirment Study (HRS) has recently released a harmonized version A dataset using data from Wave 1 through Wave 12. It includes demographic, health, physical measurement, and functional limitations variables. The Harmonized HRS is available for direct download in Stata, SAS, and SPSS format. Visit HRS Data Products page to access this dataset. Users first need to register at HRS website and agree to the Conditions of Use before they can access HRS public release data.