New Zealand Health, Work, and Retirement Longitudinal Study
The Health, Work, and Retirement (HWR) study aims to characterize health and well-being of older adults in New Zealand and to identify key determinants of these experiences. Based in the social sciences, the study is designed to facilitate evaluation of major theoretical frameworks for aging research, including a capability approach to aging (Stephens 2017) and life course perspectives (O’Rand 2006; Settersten 2003). Measures and design are selected to facilitate cross-cultural comparisons of models with other major studies of aging internationally and to acknowledge the unique environmental, cultural, and social conditions of New Zealand. The study is conducted by the Health and Ageing Research Team (HART) at Massey University.
Study Design and Features
Multiple modes of data collection are used to achieve objectives of the HWR study and include a longitudinal survey,...
- Callow L, Alpass F, Leathem J, Stephens C (2015) Normative data for older New Zealanders on the Addenbrooke’s cognitive examination-revised. N Z J Psychol 44:29–41Google Scholar
- Dillman DA, Smyth JD, Christian LM (2000) Internet, mail, and mixed-mode surveys: the tailored design method. Wiley, New YorkGoogle Scholar
- New Zealand Electoral Commission (2016) Calculations based on estimated population statistics as at 30 June 2016 (Provisional) using 2013 census data and enrolment statistics as at 31 December 2016. Accessed 18 Jan 2017 from http://www.elections.org.nz/research-statistics/enrolment-statistics-electorate