Malaysia Ageing and Retirement Survey (MARS)
MARS is a longitudinal study currently being implemented by the Centre aimed at respondents aged 40 and above. Through its unique and in-depth interviews, the MARS provides an invaluable and growing body of multidisciplinary data to address important questions of ageing.
The main objective of MARS is to gather micro-level data on people aged 40 years and older. The data will provide useful input for policy making and the formulation of National Framework for Active and Healthy Ageing Malaysia towards strengthening social protection system for the country.
Comprehensive Baseline data
To produce a comprehensive base-line data on the individual, family, social, economic & health of middle-aged & older persons
To collect longitudinal data on life histories and experiences of middle-aged and older persons over time to gain a deeper understanding of the issues and challenges related to retirement and ageing
To offer evidence-based recommendations on opportunities and policies to address the trends that
emerge in the midst of population ageing in Malaysia
Part of global platform
To be part of the global platform on retirement & ageing research comparable with similar longitudinal surveys that can provide the basis for policy making & academic studies.
Core Components of MARS
MARS is in consultation with
University of Tokyo
University of Tokyo
Institute of Social Research (HRS), Univ. Michigan
Institute of Social Research (HRS), Univ. of Michigan
Michael D. Hurd
RAND Center for the Study of Aging
tey nai peng
Population Studies Unit, UM
ng sor tho
Department of Statistics, UM
Noran Naqiah Mohd Hairi
Julius Centre, UM
Low Wah Yun
Medical Education & Research Development, UM
Through the collaboration with Institute of Social Research (ISR), University of Michigan, ISR will provide technical support in questionnaire instruments development, particularly the software required to run the survey through Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI), as well as training of trainers and field interviewers.