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Longitudinal Study of Older Adults and their Families in Mexico

Project Overview

The Mexican Family Life Survey (MxFLS) is a multi-thematic and longitudinal database which collects, with a single scientifi c tool, a wide range of information on socioeconomic indicators, demographics and health indicators on the Mexican population. MxFLS is the first Mexican survey with national representation departing from a longitudinal design, tracking the Mexican population for long periods of time regardless of migration decisions with the objective of studying the dynamics of economy, demographics, epidemiology and population migration throughout this panel study of at least a 10-year span. The project follows up with older adults in third and fourth waves of the MxFLS in 2009 and 2012. It complements data collected in the first two rounds and collects extensive information on economic well-being, resources and preferences, as well as extensive biomarker information.


Department & School

Trinity College of Arts and Sciences



  • NIH-National Institute on Aging

Project Collaborators

  • UIA

Project Status


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