2018 Longitudinal Study of Ageing and Health in the Philippines

Ageing and Health in the Philippines: Findings from the 2018 LSAHP

The Longitudinal Study of Ageing and Health (LSAHP) is the first multi-actor longitudinal study on aging in the Philippines implemented by the Demographic Research and Development Foundation, Inc. (DRDF). With comprehensive information coming from a nationally representative sample of Filipinos aged 60 years and over, their caregivers, and adult children, it is primarily designed to 1) investigate the health status and well-being, as well as their correlates, of older Filipinos; and 2) assess the determinants of health status and transitions in health status and overall well-being.

The 2018 LSAHP is preceded by two nationally representative studies on older Filipinos: the 1996 Philippine Elderly Survey (PES) and the 2007 Philippine Study on Aging (PSOA), making the 2018 baseline data the third nationally representative sample of older persons in the country in the past two decades. It provides a wealth of information on the health, economic status, and overall well-being of older Filipinos which will be a valuable resource for the crafting of evidence-based policies and programs for this sector of the population.

The LSAHP is part of a comparative study of the Philippines and Viet Nam. It is funded by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) with DRDF as the implementing agency in the Philippines. The baseline results of the 2018 LSAHP were presented during a dissemination forum https://upd.edu.ph/study-on-older-filipinos-draws-positive-feedback-from-govt/ last 9 December 2019 at the Park Inn by Radisson North EDSA, Quezon City.

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  1. Full report
  2. Chapters
  3. Questionnaires