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Expert Meeting on Possible Enhancements to Several National Institute on Aging Longitudinal Studies

On May 6, 2015, the National Academy of Sciences Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) convened an expert meeting to discuss possible enhancements to several longitudinal studies sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The goal of the meeting was to identify methodological approaches that could reduce costs and respondent burden without adverse impact on data quality. Discussion focused on strategies that could be implemented broadly across multiple studies in the near term. The meeting included an overview of four NIA-sponsored longitudinal studies: the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP), the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS), and the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID); and group discussions. A meeting summary (PDF, 697K) is available.