Obtaining EGSF Data and Documentation

Please note that unlike the other FLS databases (e.g., Malaysian and Indonesian surveys), the EGSF was not designed as a public use or general purpose data set, but rather to meet the needs of a specific research project. Support for use of this database may be more limited than other FLS databases.

The EGSF data and documentation are available to download.

The EGSF data and documentation are also available from the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA) public holdings of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), based at the University of Michigan. You may download the surveys directly from the NACDA public website. Those who need data on other media must contact ICSPR directly.

Updates to the EGSF data are also available. Please review these updates when you access the data.

Please note: The EGSF is no longer actively supported. Please review the documentation and the data along with your programming code to resolve questions and problems. Queries sent to guat-supp@rand.org may not be responded to in a timely fashion.