The International Family of HRS Studies represents a growing network of longitudinal studies of aging around the world for which HRS is the model. The Gateway to Global Aging Data at the USC Program on Global Aging, Health, and Policy has developed user-friendly, harmonized versions of data from these studies in order to facilitate cross-national research. These harmonized data sets allow users to compare identically defined variables across countries. Using the RAND HRS Longitudinal File as a model, the USC team has developed the Harmonized HRS data file, which expands and supplements the RAND HRS Longitudinal data file.
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