Introduction to HART


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About HART (Health, Aging, and Retirement in Thailand)

  • The HART Project or “The Well-being of the Thai Elderly Project” (in Thai) has been conducted by the research team from Research Center, School of Applied Statistics, School of Development Economics, and School of Social Development, under the Center for Aging Society Research, National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) since 2009.
  • HART can be claimed as the first panel and longitudinal survey on aging in Thailand. The panel of 5,600 representative households were sampled from the national households in 13 provinces from 5 regions and Bangkok and vicinity. One member aged from 45 years old from each household sample are interviewed face to face. Each survey wave is conducted in every 2 years.
  • In conducting the base-line (wave 1) survey, a paper-and-pencil instrument (PAPI) for face-to-face interview was used.
  • For the wave 2 survey, a computer-assisting personal interview (CAPI) instrument for face-to-face interview was used. The computer system for conducting survey was introduced with the technical assistance from Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and Survey Research Center (SRC), Institute for Social Research (ISR), University of Michigan
  • At present, there are 2 wave data available : Wave 1 (2015) or base-line data and Wave 2 (2017) data.
  • Data collected: Evidence-base data on aging behaviors in multi-disciplinary dimensions.
  • HART has become a sister study of HRS, ISR, University of Michigan.



  • Well-being of the Elderly in Thailand: Wave 2
  • Policy and  Measure Suggestions to Promote and Enhance the Right of Thai Elderly: The Case of Discrimination in Old Age



  • Panel Survey and Study on Health, Aging, and Retirement in Thailand
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