The IGDC was established in order to address the challenges of population aging in Israel. The goal of the Center is to establish a comprehensive infrastructure of databases for conducting research on various aspects of population aging, including its social, health-related, and economic implications. The IGDC is located at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Since January 2008, the Center has been supported by the Ministry for Social Equality.

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Welcome to the IGDC website

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New Facebook Page

IGDC has a new Facebook page and you're more than welcome to like & share! The page would be a stage for all the good stories, updates and news from the IGDC's website and databases.

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Alzheimer Awareness Page is now online!

We're happy to announce of the launching of the new Alzheimer Awareness webpage. The page presents updated & relevant information about the Alzheimer's Disease in Israel.

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A new health policy journal has been published!

The journal, called the Israel Journal of health policy research, covers health and health policy issues in israel. The journal offers free access to all of the publications at the journals website. please click here for more info

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Share data update!

we are very happy to announce SHARE Release 5-0-0. This new release is a major data update of all waves released by SHARE so far (waves 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5). The update includes the latest state of data cleaning and harmonisation across waves

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The Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe and Israel (SHARE) is a multidisciplinary and cross-national panel database...

Bibliographic Data

The database provides information on current literature from various bibliographical sources on aging in Israel.

Statistical Data

This is a computerized system established by Mashav - a national database for planning in gerontology.

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