WEBINAR | Data Release of the 2018 Longitudinal Study of Ageing and Health in the Philippines

July 7, 2022

The Longitudinal Study of Ageing and Health in the Philippines (LSAHP) in 2018 is the first multi-actor longitudinal study on aging in the Philippines with information coming from older Filipinos, their caregivers, and adult children. It was conducted by ERIA and the Demographic Research and Development Foundation (DRDF), under the auspices of AHWIN.  

The 2018 baseline data provides comprehensive information on the health, economic status, and overall well-being of a nationally representative sample of elderly Filipinos aged 60 and above. These data have been a valuable resource for the crafting of evidence-based policies and programmes for this sector of the population.

Now, ERIA and DRDF are releasing the data of the baseline survey with researchers and policymakers in order to further develop this data to achieve a better society. This webinar was held to explain the details of the survey and data, with an introduction on how to use it. Some examples of policy-related research were be shared, encouraging participants to utilize the data for impactful achievements. The data was released shortly  after the event with information on how to request the data available on the DRDF website.

Event Details

Date and Time

7 July 2022 / 2 PM to 3:30 PM (GMT+7)




2:00–2:10 PM

Opening remarks: Dr Takuma Kato, Director of Healthcare Unit, ERIA

2:10–2:35 PM

Seminar Part 1 (for non-researcher participants):
• Outline, Background
• Survey design
• Questionnaire
• Demonstration of how to use (for policy makers)
• Introduction of actual studies conducted
• Introduction of ongoing research and expectation for future research

2:35–2:45 PM

Q&A  (10 min.)

2:45–3:10 PM

Seminar Part 2 (for researchers):
• Rules for variable names
• Weights
• Other technical explanations
• How to apply to acquire the data
• Demonstration of how to use (technical part)

3:10–3:30 PM

Q&A  (20 min.)