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. While RAND will provide support for this database as it does for FLS databases, the amount of support may be more limited.

The EGSF data and documentation are available on-line from RAND via the web.

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.

You may also request the documentation in hard copy form from RAND:

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Phone: 310-451-7002
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Email: order@rand.org

If you have questions about the EGSF survey, please send e-mail to guat-supp@rand.org.

PLEASE NOTE: To help us maintain an EGSF user's list, we would appreciate it if users would send their name, address, phone, fax (if relevant) and, especially, their e-mail address to guat-supp@rand.org. We can then notify users of any updates to the EGSF data.

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