Cross-sectional Dataset

Codebook for the 1998 cross-sectional dataset

— This dataset includes 8959 respondents aged 80+ plus 34 respondents whose ages were younger than 80 who were first interviewed in 1998 (200 elders were interviewed in 1999). A cross-sectional weight is included in the released dataset. Please refer to Technical Reports regarding how the weight is generated in the CLHLS and how to use weight in the analysis. Please read the specification in the codebook before use this dataset.

Codebook for the 2000 cross-sectional dataset

— This dataset includes 11,161 respondents aged 80+ who were interviewed in 2000 (4,824 first interviewed in 1998 and 6,337 first interviewed in 2000). A cross-sectional weight is included in the released dataset. Please refer to Technical Reports regarding how the weight is generated in the CLHLS and how to use weight in the analysis. Please read the specification in the codebook before use this dataset.

Codebook for the 2002 cross-sectional dataset

— This dataset includes 4,894 respondents aged 65-79 who were first added into the CLHLS in 2002 and 11,163 oldest-old aged 80+ (6,243 re-interviewees and 4,920 new interviewees). A cross-sectional weight is included in the released dataset. Please refer to Technical Reports regarding how the weight is generated in the CLHLS and how to use weight in the analysis. Please read the specification in the codebook before use this dataset

Codebook for the 2005 cross-sectional dataset

— This dataset includes 4,955 respondents aged 65-79 and 10,658 oldest-old aged 80+. Out of those 15, 613 elders aged 65 and older, 1,043 subjects have four interviews (i.e., first interviewed in 1998), 1,608 elders have three interviews (i.e., first interviewed in 2000), 5,522 subjects have two interviewees (i.e., first interviewed in 2002), and 7,440 subjects have one interview (i.e., first interviewed in 2005). Twenty-five subjects whose ages are younger than 65. A cross-sectional weight is included in the released dataset. Please refer to Technical Reports regarding how the weight is generated in the CLHLS and how to use weight in the analysis. Please read the specification in the codebook before use this dataset.

Codebook for the 2008-09 cross-sectional dataset

— This dataset includes 4,197 respondents aged 65-79 and 12,002 oldest-old aged 80+. Out of those 16,199 elders aged 65 and older, 358 subjects have five interviews (i.e., first interviewed in 1998), 593 elders have four interviews (i.e., first interviewed in 2000), 3,241 subjects have three interviewees (i.e., first interviewed in 2002), 3,283 subjects have two interviewees (i.e., first interviewed in 2005), and 8,724 subjects have one interview (i.e., first interviewed in 2008-09). In addition, there are 341 elderly subjects whose ages are younger than 65 who were first interviewed in 2008-2009. A cross-sectional weight is included in the released dataset. Please refer to Technical Reports regarding how the weight is generated in the CLHLS and how to use weight in the analysis. Please read the specification in the codebook before use this dataset.

Codebook for the 2011-12 cross-sectional dataset

— This dataset includes 3,149 respondents aged 65-79 and 6,530 oldest-old aged 80+. Out of those 9,679 elders aged 65 and older, 128 subjects have six interviews (i.e., first interviewed in 1998), 236 elders have five interviews (i.e., first interviewed in 2000), 2,152 subjects have four interviewees (i.e., first interviewed in 2002), 1,679 subjects have three interviewees (i.e., first interviewed in 2005), 4,230 subjects have two interview (i.e., first interviewed in 2008-09), and 1,340 subjects have one interview (i.e., first interviewed in 2011-12). In addition, there are 86 elderly subjects whose ages are younger than 65 who were first interviewed in 2011-12. A cross-sectional weight is included in the released dataset. Please refer to Technical Reports regarding how the weight is generated in the CLHLS and how to use weight in the analysis. Please read the specification in the codebook before use this dataset.

Codebook for the 2014 cross-sectional dataset

— This dataset includes 2,369 respondents aged 65-79 and 4,738 oldest-old aged 80+. Out of those 7,107 elders aged 65 and older, 47 subjects have seven interviews (i.e., first interviewed in 1998), 96 elders have six interviews (i.e., first interviewed in 2000), 1,539 subjects have five interviewees (i.e., first interviewed in 2002), 1,111 subjects have four interviewees (i.e., first interviewed in 2005), 2,453 subjects have three interview (i.e., first interviewed in 2008-09), 821 subjects have two interview (i.e., first interviewed in 2011-12), and 1,125 subjects have one interview (i.e., first interviewed in 2014). In addition, there are 85 elderly subjects whose ages are younger than 65 who were first interviewed in 2014. A cross-sectional weight is included in the released dataset. Please refer to Technical Reports regarding how the weight is generated in the CLHLS and how to use weight in the analysis. Please read the specification in the codebook before use this dataset.

No deceased respondents who died between survey intervals are included in these datasets. If you are looking for the datasets for the deceased respondents, please go to longitudinal/panel datasets.

If you need to get these datasets, please download the data use agreement and follow the instruction there.