Data Resources on Aging at Michigan

MiCDA aims to make data on aging widely available. The following are resources based at the University of Michigan.

Health and Retirement Study (HRS)
HRS is a nationally representative longitudinal data collection that examines retirement and the aging of society.
MiCDA Data Enclave
The MiCDA Data Enclave is designed to assist prospective users of restricted data files who do not meet the requirements imposed by restricted data contractual agreements or researchers who have special data analysis needs.
Michigan Retirement Research Center
The MRRC is charged with promoting high-quality research on retirement and SSA-related social policy, enhancing access to relevant research data, and training the next generation of retirement researchers.
Census Data Available from PSC's Data Services
Two related files from the 1990 Public Use Micro Samples (PUMs) are available. The first is the 3% elderly file released by the Census Bureau.. A second file was created by combining households with a respondent 60+ or older from the 5% PUMs with the 3% PUMs. Readers who are interested in obtaining copies of these files should contact Joelle Abramowitz (, Co-Director of the Michigan RDC.
National Archive for Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA)
NACDA is located within ICPSR. By preserving and making available the U.S.'s largest library of electronic data on aging, NACDA offers opportunites for secondary analysis on major issues of scientific and policy relevance.
Focus Group Data Archive (Asian Data)
Transcripts from a series of focus group discussions with elderly participants and adults with an elderly parent. Four countries are included: the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. Transcripts available in original language and English translation.
The Panel Study of Income Dynamics
The PSID is an ongoing longitudinal survey (since 1968) of a representative sample of U.S. individuals and the families in which they reside. PSID data can be used for cross-sectional, longitudinal, and intergenerational analysis and for studying both individuals and families.
The NIA All-Centers Data resource page
Links to the specialized data collections and services provided by the NIA Demography Centers.