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Study Report

Study Number: QM-509-001-1-1-Korea-KLI-2006

Subject Area: Aging

Bibliographic Citation: Korean longitudinal study of ageing (KLoSA).  [machine-readable data file] / Korea Labor Institute  [principal investigator(s)] / Korean Labor Institute  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: KLoSA

Date Accessioned: 10/28/2009

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: KLoSA data user first needs to register to obtain the permission to use the data. As of October 2009, its user agreement is in Korean. Visit KLoSA website for more information. This site is in Korean. Click on the English tab to go to its English site.

Access Status: Restricted

Date Ordered: 10/28/2009

Documentation: Document files are available from this English KLoSA website. Please note the contents in this English site is limited.

Abstract: In 2000, Korea became an ageing society as the number of people who were age 65 and older reached 27% of its total population. The Korea Labor Institute designed a longitudinal ageing study to systematically study its ageing population in the areas of labor participation, income and asset status, spending patterns, retirement decisions, impact of social welfare, health, and intra-family transfer of income. The Korean Longitudinal Study of Ageing (KLoSA) was created to collect basic data to devise and implement effective social, economic policies to address the trends in the process of population ageing. KLoSA models the U.S. Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and the English Longitudinal Study on Ageing (ELSA). Its first wave was conducted in 2006 using computer assisted personal interviews (CAPI) technology. KLoSA sample size is approximately 10,000 individuals age 45 and older. Its questionnaire cover 7 main categories: demographics, family, health, employment, income, assets, and subjective expectations and satisfaction. KLoSA is scheduled to be conducted every even-numbered year.

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