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Introduction to the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey (CLHLS)

Part of the Demographic Methods and Population Analysis book series (PSDE, volume 20)

Abstract

To provide readers with information on the data source and research opportunities inherent in the CLHLS data sets, we present in this chapter an introduction to the CLHLS. The chapter includes the general goals, the specific objectives of, the organizational framework, study design, sample distribution and contents of the data collected, and finally a comparison with other survey projects focusing on elderly populations.

Keywords

Adult child sample CLHLS Data collection Data source Determinant Centenarian Elderly population Extent of disability and suffering before dying Family relation Healthy longevity Intergenerational relation Next-of-kin Oldest-old Over-sampling Refusal rate Research opportunities Sample distribution Study design Weight 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zeng Yi
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Study of Aging and Human DevelopmentMedical School of Duke UniversityDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Center for Healthy Aging and Family Studies/China Center for Economic ResearchPeking UniversityBeijingChina

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