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English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

Series abstract

The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) study, which began in 2002 (though the sample was constructed from earlier data) is a longitudinal survey of ageing and quality of life among older people. It explores the dynamic relationships between health and functioning, social networks and participation, and economic position as people plan for, move into and progress beyond retirement. The study is funded jointly by UK government departments and the National Institute on Aging, in the USA.

Data access

GN 33368  |  English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

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5050 English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: Waves 0-6, 1998-2013 -
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Related studies:

English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA); Wave 1, 2002-2003: Teaching Dataset (SN 5172)
Understanding the Importance of Work Histories in Determining Poverty in Old Age: Variables Derived from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, 2002-2007 (SN 6427)

Related case studies:

Ageing in a cultural context: Disability and control in the US and England
Approaching retirement: Expectations and financial decisions
The impact of social isolation and loneliness on mortality in older people
Free bus pass policy: Does it keep our senior citizens slim?
Upskilling PhD students and researchers in data and methods
Enjoying life and living longer

Related support guides:

Physical Functioning in Older Adults (Survey Question Bank Topic Overview 5)


Search for variables and questions from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing.

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