Bibliographic Database

The database provides a wide range of recent bibliographic sources from literature in the field of aging and gerontology in Israel. The database contains over 4,500 bibliographic records, which include a wide range of publications in Hebrew and English (books, journal articles, research reports, Master's theses, and other publications) published since 2000 by Israeli researchers and/or service providers in Israel. Besides the search options, the database also includes index of authors and journals as well as a thesaurus and glossary of Gerontological terms.

   SHARE Israel Project

The Israeli Survey of Health, Aging, and Retirement in Europe [SHARE] is part of an extensive project in which data have been collected on residents of Europe and Israel aged 50 and over. The survey aims to provide insights about the most dramatic challenge in recent years – population aging. The survey has been conducted in Israel and in about 20 countries in Europe, and deals with various issues related to economic aspects, health, and welfare. It is a longitudinal survey, i.e., it is conducted once every few years and follows up on the situation of the same participants over an extended period of time (each follow-up survey is referred to as a "wave"). Interviews were conducted among a sample of persons aged 50 and over and their spouses, who represent the population of Israel at large. The Israeli survey is conducted by the Israel Gerontological Data Center. Israel began participating in the SHARE survey in 2005, and since then there have been three waves of data collection have been conducted.

   Statistical Database

This is a computerized system established by Mashav – a national database for planning in gerontology, which is managed by the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute. The system includes historical data series and international comparisons. Searches for tables containing the requested data can be conducted by using key terms and an index, as well as on the basis of variables. Tables are presented in Excel format, which allows for files to be downloaded and data to be retrieved directly from a personal computer.

  Worries Database

The data on worry are based on the findings of a survey conducted in 2011 by the IGDC, which examined domains of worry among senior citizens in Israel. 
The survey was conducted among a representative national sample of 550 participants aged 65 and over. The survey questionnaire was distributed in three languages, and is accessible for downloading. To access the data, fill out the attached statement and add the required acknowledgment. To open the statement, access the questionnaires, and read about the study conducted on the basis of the survey (in Hebrew), press here


  Financial Literacy Before Retirement Database

Data for the database on financial literacy before retirement were collected by the Israel Gerontological Data Center in an evaluation study conducted in 2012, which was commissioned and funded by the Ministry for Senior Citizens. In the evaluation study, we sought to examine financial knowledge and implementation of that knowledge among senior citizens in Israel. The knowledge examined in the study related to familiarity with terms as well as to accounting ability. Implementation of financial knowledge was examined on the basis of the sources that older people use to search for information, how frequently they check their accounts, and literacy about pension. Data were collected in an Internet panel survey from 501 persons aged 46-61. Participants were Jewish, Hebrew-speaking residents of Israel who were born in the country or immigrated before 1990. The participants had higher than average levels of education for persons in their age group.To open the statement, access the questionnaires, and read about the study conducted on the basis of the survey (in Hebrew), press here.

 Leisure Patterns among senior citizens in Israel

The database on leisure is based on the findings of a survey conducted in 2013 by the IGDC for an evaluation study commissioned by the Ministry for Senior Citizens. The study sought to examine leisure patterns and use of the media among senior citizens in Israel. The sample comprised 545 retirees aged 60 and over in Israel. The survey questionnaire was distributed in three languages and can be accessed for downloading. To access the data, fill in the full statement attached here and add the required acknowledgment. To open the statement, access the questionnaires, and read the study conducted on the basis of the survey, press here.
 

    Senior Citizens in Small Localities

The database of senior citizens in small communities is based on the findings of a survey conducted in 2014 by the IGDC, commissioned by the Ministry for Senior Citizens. The study sought to examine various aspects among the population of senior citizens who live in small communities, such as economy, housing, the feeling of belonging to the community, health, well-being and accessibility.

The sample comprised 500 women and men aged 65 and over, belonging to the Jewish sector who reside in localities numbering less than 2,000 residents, all over the country.The survey questionnaire was distributed in Hebrew and is accessible for downloading. To access the data, please fill in the attached statement and add the required acknowledgment. To open the statement, access the questionnaires and read about the study conducted on the basis of the survey (in Hebrew),
press here.
 

  Harmonized Databases

The harmonized databases project is the product of collaboration between the IGDC and the Herczeg Institute on Aging at Tel Aviv University. The project aimed to create a harmonized database that serves as a basis for an aggregated research paper comparing parallel variables from five large databases on populations of older adults in Israel. The process of harmonization yields a Common Data Base of variables from different databases which address similar topics even though they were created independently from each other and usually used different formats.

The project aimed to create a harmonized database that as a basis for an aggregated research paper comparing parallel variables from five large databases on populations of older adults in Israel. The process of harmonization yields a Common Data Base of variables from different databases which address similar topics, even though they were created independently from each other at the time, and usually used different formats. Access to the harmonized database is provided to researchers in the field of gerontology by the Israel Gerontological Data Center. 


 Data Set (Ordering Data)

The database (ordering data) was constructed by the Central Bureau of Statistics, and it aims to link the main data files to research on aging in Israel. The dataset includes documentation of files such as files from the Survey of Persons Aged 60 and over, files of deaths, files obtained from the National Insurance Institute, census files, and other files from the period 1983-1997 which can be cross-checked. The dataset can also be used to access questionnaires. Data can be accessed by sending a formal request to: igdc@savion.huji.ac.il.