Mumbai, January 10, 2018
MRSS India - BSE listed (1st & Only) Market Research Company recently completed a year of adding the Social Research Practice. They have been awarded with one of the country's most prestigious social research project in this time frame which is LASI (Longitudinal Ageing Study in India). 'Adult health and ageing' is a subject which is increasingly being investigated, but there is currently no comprehensive and internationally comparable survey data in India that covers and connects the full range of topics necessary to understand the economic, social, psychological, and health aspects of adults and the ageing process. LASI was designed strategically to fill this gap.
Dr. Srikant Patel, Head of Social Research Practice at MRSS commented "LASI is conceptually comparable to the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) in the United States and is appropriately harmonized with other health and retirement studies, including its sister surveys in Asia - such as the Chinese Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) and the Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging (KLOSA) - thereby allowing cross-country comparison".
Raj Sharma, MRSS Chairman added "We are very proud of our Social Research Practice and the milestones it has achieved so rapidly. What is usually a long life cycle business has been hyper accelerated by our team. Apart from wining several key accounts, this victory puts us on path to being a significant player in this space."
The Longitudinal Aging Study in India is being sponsored by National Institute on Aging (NIA)/National Institute of Health, USA, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) Govt. of India and The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) India. Various national and international Institutions namely International Institute of Population Sciences (IIPS), Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH), USA, University of Southern California (USC), USA, University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA), USA, RAND Corporation, USA are collaborating in this study.
LASI main wave comprises of 30 states and 6 union territories of India covering a sample size of 60,250 elderly persons aged 45 years and above. The long-term goal of LASI is to continue this survey for the next 25 years.
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