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|Title:||English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: Waves 0-8, 1998-2017|
|Series:||English Longitudinal Study of Ageing [English Longitudinal Study of Ageing]|
|Depositor:||NatCen Social Research|
Marmot, M., University College London. International Institute for Society and Health
Oldfield, Z., Institute for Fiscal Studies
Clemens, S., NatCen Social Research
Blake, M., NatCen Social Research
Phelps, A., NatCen Social Research
Nazroo, J., University of Manchester. School of Social Sciences
Steptoe, A., University College London. UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Rogers, N., University College London. UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Banks, J., Institute for Fiscal Studies and University of Manchester School of Social Sciences
Oskala, A., NatCen Social Research
NatCen Social Research
National Institute of Aging
Department of Health
Department for Work and Pensions
Office for National Statistics
Department for Transport
HM Revenue and Customs
Department for Communities and Local Government
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) is a longitudinal survey of ageing and quality of life among older people that 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 main objectives of ELSA are to:
Wave 3 Life History Essays:
A set of 558 transcripts of short essays collected from respondents to the Wave 3 Life History Interview are available. The essays were written in response to section 3 of the Life History self-completion questionnaire, "Thinking back over your life, with its wide variety of enjoyable as well as difficult experiences, please write about three aspects of your life that have been especially important to you, and how they affected you."
How to access genetic and/or bio-medical sample data from a range of longitudinal surveys:
A useful overview of the governance routes for applying for genetic and bio-medical sample data, which are not available through the UK Data Service, can be found at Governance of data and sample access on the METADAC (Managing Ethico-social, Technical and Administrative issues in Data Access) web site.
The Harmonised dataset is originally compiled in Stata, and contains extra alphabetic missing value codes. An SPSS version is also deposited, but as SPSS does not accommodate alphabetic missing value codes in numeric variables, the codes have transferred as long numeric codes. While the missing values are fully labelled, users should be aware that only the Stata alphabetic codes are described in the documentation. Users who prefer to use the Stata version will need access to Stata SE/MP software, as the file contains over 2,047 variables (the limit for the standard Stata 'Intercooled' version).
Latest edition of ELSA:
For the 28th edition (May 2018), new data and documentation for Wave 8, and an updated version of the ELSA harmonized file with accompanying documentation, were added to the study.
For a full table of topics and questions covered across all the ELSA waves, see the all waves user guide in the documentation.
Standard Measures used in ELSA:
|Dates of fieldwork:||1998 - 2015|
No spatial unit
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
The sample was drawn from households that had previously responded to the Health Survey for England (HSE) between 1998 and 2011. The sample has been refreshed at several subsequent waves so not all respondents have participated since 2002.
Multi-stage stratified random sample
See documentation for further details.
|Number of units:||Core data: Wave 1: 12,100 cases. Wave 2: 9,433 cases. Wave 3: 9,771 cases. Wave 4: 11,050 cases. Wave 5: 10,274 cases. Wave 6: 10,601 cases. Wave 7: 9,666 cases. Wave 8: 8,445 cases.|
|Method of data collection:||
Face-to-face interview; Self-completion; Clinical measurements; Physical measurements
|Weighting:||Weighting used. See documentation for details.|
|AGEING||ALCOHOL USE||ANTHROPOMETRIC DATA|
|BODY CIRCUMFERENCE MEASUREMENTS||BONDS||BUSINESS OWNERSHIP|
|CARE OF DEPENDANTS||CARE OF THE ELDERLY||CENTRAL HEATING|
|CHILDREN||CHRONIC ILLNESS||CINEMA ATTENDANCE|
|CLINICAL TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS||CLUBS||COGNITION DISORDERS|
|COGNITIVE PROCESSES||COMMUNITIES||CONCERT GOING|
|CONSUMER GOODS||COUGHING||COUNCIL TAX|
|CREDIT CARD USE||CULTURAL GOODS||CULTURAL IDENTITY|
|DEBILITATIVE ILLNESS||DECISION MAKING||DEPRESSION|
|DIABETES||DOMESTIC APPLIANCES||DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT AIDS|
|EARLY RETIREMENT||ECONOMIC ACTIVITY||EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND|
|EDUCATIONAL COURSES||ELDERLY||EMOTIONAL STATES|
|EYE DISEASES||FAMILIES||FAMILY ENVIRONMENT|
|FATHER'S OCCUPATION||FATHERS||FINANCIAL COMMITMENTS|
|FINANCIAL RESOURCES||FRIENDS||FURNISHED ACCOMMODATION|
|HOME BUYING||HOME HELP||HOMELESSNESS|
|HOURS OF WORK||HOUSE PRICES||HOUSEHOLDS|
|HOUSING AGE||HOUSING CONDITIONS||HOUSING DESIGN|
|HOUSING FINANCE||HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY||HOUSING TENURE|
|INTEREST (FINANCE)||INTERNET USE||INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS|
|INVESTMENT RETURN||JOB HUNTING||JOB REQUIREMENTS|
|LANDLORDS||LIFE EVENTS||LIFE HISTORIES|
|LIFE INSURANCE||LIFE SATISFACTION||LIFE STYLES|
|LIVING ABROAD||LOANS||LOCUS OF CONTROL|
|LONELINESS||MARITAL HISTORY||MARITAL STATUS|
|MEDICAL HISTORY||MEDICAL INSURANCE||MEDICINAL DRUGS|
|MENTAL DISORDERS||MILITARY SERVICE||MOBILE PHONES|
|MOTOR PROCESSES||MOTOR VEHICLES||MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM|
|MUSEUMS||NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES||NEWSPAPER READERSHIP|
|OCCUPATIONAL PENSIONS||OCCUPATIONS||OLD AGE|
|PERSONAL CONTACT||PERSONAL EFFICACY||PERSONAL IDENTITY|
|PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES||PLACE OF BIRTH||PRIVATE HEALTH SERVICES|
|PRIVATE PERSONAL PENSIONS||PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS||PUBLIC SERVICES|
|PUBLIC TRANSPORT||QUALIFICATIONS||QUALITY OF LIFE|
|RENTED ACCOMMODATION||RENTS||RESIDENTIAL MOBILITY|
|RESPIRATORY TRACT DISEASES||RESTAURANTS||RETIREMENT|
|SENILE DEMENTIA||SHARES||SHELTERED HOUSING|
|SOCIAL INTEGRATION||SOCIAL LIFE||SOCIAL PARTICIPATION|
|SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS||SOCIAL SECURITY CONTRIBUTIONS||SOCIAL SUPPORT|
|STATE RETIREMENT PENSIONS||SUPERVISORY STATUS||SURGERY|
|SYMPTOMS||TENANTS' HOME PURCHASING||THEATRE ATTENDANCE|
|TOBACCO||TRADE UNION MEMBERSHIP||TUBERCULOSIS|
|UNEARNED INCOME||UNFURNISHED ACCOMMODATION||VAPING|
|VASCULAR DISEASES||VOLUNTARY WORK||VOTING BEHAVIOUR|
|WATER SERVICES (BUILDINGS)||WEALTH||WEIGHT (PHYSIOLOGY)|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||09 March 2005|
|Latest edition:||24 May 2018 (28th Edition)|
|Copyright:||Copyright held jointly between NatCen Social Research, University College London and Institute for Fiscal Studies|
The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage.
Additional special conditions of use also apply. See terms and conditions for further information.
|Availability:||UK Data Service|
|Contact:||Get in touch|
|Title||File Name||Size (KB)|
|Wave 3 Life History Essays Data List||5050datalist.xls||103|
|Waves 1-8 IFS/ELSA Derived Variables||5050_ifs_derived_variables_description.xlsx||240|
|Wave 1 Financial Derived Variables Relationships||5050_wave_1_financial_derived_variables_relationships.xls||182|
|Wave 2 Financial Derived Variables Relationships||5050_wave_2_financial_derived_variables_relationships.xls||158|
|Wave 2 Pension Grid Corresponding Variables||5050_Wave_2_Pension_Grid_Corresponding_Variables.xls||178|
|Wave 3 Financial Derived Variables Relationships||5050_wave_3_financial_derived_variables_relationships.xls||157|
|Wave 4 Financial Derived Variables Relationships||5050_wave_4_financial_derived_variables_relationships.xls||181|
|Wave 5 Financial Derived Variables Relationships||5050_wave_5_financial_derived_variables_relationships.xls||182|
|Wave 6 Financial Derived Variables Relationships||5050_wave_6_financial_derived_variables_relationships.xls||182|
|Wave 7 Financial Derived Variables Relationships||5050_wave_7_financial_derived_variables_relationships.xls||184|
|Wave 3 Life History Essays Data List||5050_datalist.pdf||1220|
|Waves 2-6 End of Life User Guide||5050_elsa_eol_user_guide_waves_2-3-4-6_v2.pdf||408|
|ELSA Genetic Data Access Procedures||5050_ELSA_Genetics_Data_Access_v3.pdf||427|
|Waves 2-5 Pension Wealth Methodology||5050_ELSA_PW_methodology.pdf||322|
|Waves 2-5 Pension Wealth User Guide||5050_ELSA_PW_user_guide.pdf||691|
|Wave 2 Salivary Cortisol Data Description||5050_elsa_salivary_cortisol_data_description.pdf||449|
|ELSA Overview - Description of ELSA||5050_ELSA_Study_Description.pdf||377|
|Wave 5 Technical Report||5050_elsa_w5_technical_report_v1.pdf||1377|
|Wave 6 Technical Report||5050_elsa_w6_technical_report_v1.pdf||1548|
|Wave 6 Documentation||5050_elsa_wave_6_documentation.pdf||2993|
|Wave 7 Questionnaires||5050_elsa_wave_7_questionnaires.pdf||2216|
|Waves 1-8 Financial Derived Variables and Imputations Procedures||5050_financial_derived_variables_and_imputations_procedures.pdf||405|
|Waves 1-7 Harmonised ELSA Data User Guide Version E||5050_harmonized_elsa_e.pdf||2099|
|Waves 1-8 IFS/ELSA Derived Variables User Guide||5050_ifs_derived_vars_user_guide.pdf||457|
|Waves 0-5 Index File User Guide||5050_index_file_user_guide_wave_0-wave_5.pdf||830|
|Financial Derived Variables Readme File||5050_readme_financial_derived_variables.pdf||310|
|ELSA Overview - UK Data Archive Editions of ELSA to Date||5050_uk_data_archive_editions_to_date.pdf||286|
|Waves 1-8 Financial Derived Variables User Guide||5050_user_guide_financial_derived_vars.pdf||1244|
|User Guide for Geographical Variables||5050_User_Guide_for_Geographical_Variables.pdf||350|
|Waves 1-8 ELSA Interviewer Data User Guide||5050_waves_1-8_interviewer_data_user_guide_v01.pdf||689|
|Waves 2, 4, 6, 8 ELSA Nurse Data User Guide||5050_waves_2-4-6-8_nurse_data_user_guide_v01.pdf||610|
|Wave 0 ELSA/HSE User Guide||5050_Wave_0_User_Guide.pdf||661|
|Wave 1 Documentation||5050_wave_1_documentation.pdf||1378|
|Wave 1 Technical Report||5050_Wave_1_Technical_Report.pdf||526|
|Wave 2 Derived Variables User Guide||5050_Wave_2_Derived_Variables_User_Guide.pdf||335|
|Wave 2 Documentation||5050_wave_2_documentation.pdf||5375|
|Wave 2 Technical Report||5050_wave_2_technical_report.pdf||658|
|Wave 3 Documentation||5050_wave_3_documentation.pdf||2533|
|Wave 3 Life History Documentation||5050_Wave_3_Life_History_Documentation.pdf||1128|
|Wave 3 Technical Report||5050_Wave_3_Technical_Report.pdf||1754|
|Wave 4 Documentation||5050_wave_4_documentation.pdf||5274|
|Wave 4 Technical Report||5050_wave_4_technical_report.pdf||1947|
|Wave 5 Derived Variables User Guide||5050_Wave_5_Derived_Variables_User_Guide.pdf||1278|
|Wave 5 Questionnaire||5050_wave_5_questionnaire.pdf||3591|
|Wave 8 Documentation||5050_wave_8_documentation_v01.pdf||4199|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_5050_Information.htm||8|
By principal investigator(s):
Further publications relating to ELSA may be found on the Institute for Fiscal Studies: ELSA website.
Marmot, M., Banks, J., Blundell, R., Lessof, C. and Nazroo, J. (eds.) (2003) Health, wealth and lifestyles of the older population in England: the 2002 English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, London: Institute for Fiscal Studies. ISBN: 1-903274-34-6.
Banks, J., Emmerson, E. and Oldfield, Z. (2004) 'Not so brief lives: longevity expectations and well-being in retirement', in I. Stewart and R. Vaitilingam (eds.) Seven ages of man and woman: a look at life in Britain in the second Elizabethan era, London: ESRC.
Attanasio, O. et al. (2004) Pensions, pensioners and pension policy: financial security in UK retirement savings?, IFS briefing note 48, prepared for the ESRC seminar series 'Mapping the Policy Landscape'.
Calderwood, L., Cheshire, H., Conway, L., Lee, M., Taylor, R. and Lessof, C. (2005) Health, wealth and lifestyles of the older population in England: the 2002 English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: technical report, London: National Centre for Social Research.
Banks, J., Oldfield, Z. and Smith, J. (2012) 'Childhood health and differences in late-life health outcomes between England and the United States', Investigations in the Economics of Aging, University of Chicago Press, June, pp.321-339. See abstract at
Steptoe, A., Breeze, E., Banks, J. and Nazroo, J. (2012) 'Cohort profile: the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', International Journal of Epidemiology, November. See abstract at
Resulting from secondary analysis:
Steel, N. et al. (2004) 'Developing quality indicators for older adults: transfer from the USA to the UK is feasible', Quality and Safety in Health Care, 13(4), Aug, pp.260-264.
Bowling, A. and Windsor, J. (2008) 'The effects of question order and response-choice on self-rated health status in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA)', Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 62, pp.81-85. Also published online at JECH online - Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, reference doi:10.1136/jech.2006.058214 (available to registered JECH subscribers only).
Judge A., Welton, N.J., Sandhu J. and Ben-Shlomo Y. (2009) 'Modelling the need for hip and knee replacement surgery, part 1: a two-stage cross-cohort approach', Arthritis Care and Research, 61(12), pp.1657-66.
Judge A., Welton, N.J., Sandhu J. and Ben-Shlomo Y. (2009) 'Modelling the need for hip and knee replacement surgery, part 2: incorporating census data to provide small-area predictions for need with uncertainty bounds', Arthritis Care and Research, 61(12), pp.1667-73.
Webb, E., Netuveli, G., McMunn, A. and Blane, D. 'Life course family trajectories and quality of life at older ages', paper presented at the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies conference, Cambridge, Sept 2010.
Webb, E. 'Proximal predictors of CASP-19 in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', paper presented at the Understanding Ageing conference, Oxford, April 2010.
Webb, E., Netuveli, G., McMunn, A. and Blane D. 'Transitions in work and family and quality of life at older ages in England', paper presented at the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies conference, Bielefeld, Sept 2011.
Jenkins, A., (2011) 'Participation in learning and wellbeing among older adults', International Journal of Lifelong Education, 30(3), pp.403-20.
Jenkins, A., (2011) 'Investigating the effects of participation in learning on depressive symptoms: evidence for older adults in England', Educational Gerontology.
Vikstrom, J., Bladh, M., Hammar, M., Marcusson, J., Wressle, E. and Sydsjo, G. (2011) 'The influences of childlessness on the psychological well-being and social network of the oldest old', BMC Geriatrics, 11(78), November. See abstract at
Howel, D. (2012) 'Interpreting and evaluating the CASP-19 quality of life measure in older people', Age and Ageing, doi:10.1093/ageing/afs023
Forder, J. and Fernandez, J-L. (2012) Analysing the costs and benefits of social care funding arrangements in England: technical report (2nd Edition), University of Kent and London School of Economics Discussion Paper 2644/2. Retrieved June 18th, 2012, from http://www.pssru.ac.uk/archive/pdf/dp2644v2.pdf
Gale, C.R., Allerhand, M. and Deary, I.J. (2012) 'Is there a bidirectional relationship between depressive symptoms and cognitive ability in older people? A prospective study using the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', Psych Med.
Behncke, S. (2012) 'Does retirement trigger ill health?', Health Economics, 21(3), pp.282-300, March. See abstract at http://www.ifs.org.uk/ELSA/publicationDetails/id/5766
Silcock, D., Redwood, D. and Curry, C. (2012) Retirement income and assets: the implications for retirement income of Government policies to extend working lives, Pensions Policy Institute, pp.1-90, April. See abstract at
Grundy, E. and Read, S. (2012) 'Social contacts and receipt of help among older people in England: are there benefits of having more children?', The Journals of Gerontology: Physiological Sciences and Social Sciences, 67(6), pp.742-54, November. See abstract at http://www.ifs.org.uk/ELSA/publicationDetails/id/6419
Webb, E., Blane, D., McMunn, A. and Netuveli, G. (2012) 'Proximal predictors of change in quality of life at older ages' Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 65, pp.542-547.
Webb, E., Netuveli, G. and Millett, C. (2012) 'Free bus passes, use of public transport and obesity amongst older people in England', Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 66, pp.176-180.
Pikhartova, J., Blane, D. and Netuveli, G. 'The pathways from childhood disadvantage to adult onset of type 2 diabetes mellitus', paper presented at the ELSA conference, London, October 2012.
Webb, E., Blane, D. and de Vries, R. (2013) 'Housing and respiratory health at older ages', Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 67, pp.280-285.
Victor, C., Bowling, A. and Pikhartova, J. 'Loneliness in later life: a longitudinal analysis using English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', paper presented at the SDAI workshop, London, May 2013.
Pikhartova, J., Bowling, A. and Victor, C. 'Changes in loneliness in older age in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA)', paper presented at the AEA annual scientific meeting, Brisbane, Australia, October 2013.
Haslam, C. 'The social determinants of cognitive health in aging', paper presented at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Social Interactions, Identity and Well-being Programme, Toronto, Canada, September, 19-21, 2013 (invited presentation).
Haslam, C. 'The social cure: using social ties to preserve cognitive integrity', paper presented at the 1st Annual CHOICE Conference, Brisbane, November 23, 2013.Â
Ysseldyk, R., Haslam, S.A. and Haslam, C. (2013) 'Abide with me: religious group identification amongst older adults promotes health and well-being by maintaining multiple group memberships', Aging and Mental Health.
Daly, M. (2013) 'The relationship of C-reactive protein to obesity-related depressive symptoms: a longitudinal study', Obesity, 21, pp.248-250.
Blundell, R., Crawford, C. and Jin, W.(M.) (2013) What can wages and employment tell us about the UK's productivity puzzle?, IFS Working Papers, W13/11, June. London: Institute for Fiscal Studies. doi: 10.1920/wp.ifs.2013.1311. Retrieved August 19, 2013 from http://www.ifs.org.uk/wps/wp201311.pdf
Crawford, R., Keynes, S. and Tetlow, G. (2013) A single-tier pension: what does it really mean?, IFS Report R82, London: Institute for Fiscal Studies. doi: 10.1920/re.ifs.2013.0082. Retrieved August 19, 2013 from http://www.ifs.org.uk/comms/r82.pdf
Beach, B. (2013) Grandparental Generosity: Financial transfers from grandparents to grandchildren, London: International Longevity Centre-UK.
Cruwys, T., Dingle, G.A., Haslam, C., Haslam, S.A., Jetten, J. and Morton, T.A. (2013) 'Social group memberships protect against future depression, alleviate depression symptoms and prevent depression relapse', Social Science and Medicine, 98, pp.179-186, available online 25 September 2013.
Gale C.R., Baylis D., Cooper C. and Aihie Sayer, A. (2013) 'Inflammatory markers and incident frailty in men and women: The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', Age (Dordr.), 35(6), pp.2493-501. doi: 10.1007/s11357-013-9528-9
Gale C.R., Cooper C., Deary I.J, and Aihie Sayer, A. (2013) 'Psychological wellbeing and incident frailty in men and women: The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', Psychological Medicine. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0033291713001384
Banks, J., Crawford, R., Crossley, T.F. and Emmerson, C. (2013) 'Financial crisis wealth losses and responses among older households in England', Fiscal Studies, 34(2), pp.231-254. doi:10.1111/j.1475-5890.2013.12004.x
Boyce, C., Wood, A., Banks, J., Clark, A. and Brown, G. (2013) 'Money, well-being and loss aversion: does an income loss have a greater effect on well-being than an equivalent income gain?', Psychological Science, 24(12).
Haslam, C. 'The social cure: how social connectedness and identity influences the mental healthcare', invited address for the Royal College of Psychiatrists Constructive Conversation about Social Networks and the Social Determinants of Mental Health, London, UK, Jan 9, 2014.
Haslam, C., Cruwys, T., and Haslam, S.A. 'Preserving cognitive health as we age: evidence of the distinctive benefits of groups ties', paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Social Identity and Health, Ottawa, Canada, June 2-4, 2014.
Pikhartova, J., Bowling, A. and Victor, C. 'Loneliness in later life: a longitudinal analysis using the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', paper presented at the ESRC Age UK Showcase event 'Data analysis for effective policy for older people', London, January 2014.
Garratt, E., Purdam, K. and Esmail, A. 'Understanding malnutrition, food insecurity, budgeting and embarrassment in the UK', paper presented at the British Sociological Association Food Study Group Conference, 30 June 2014, London.
Garratt, E. and Purdam, K. 'Picture a poverty free city: food insecurity and foodbanks', paper presented at Manchester Policy Week, 6 November 2014, Manchester.
Pikhartova, J., Blane, D. and Netuveli, G. (2014) 'Childhood disadvantage and adult onset of type-2 diabetes mellitus: ELSA study', BMC Public Health, 14:505.
Pikhartova, J., Bowling A. and Victor C. (2014) 'Does owning a pet protect older people against loneliness?', BMC Geriatrics, 14:106.
Gale, C.R., Cooper, C., Deary, I.J. and Aihie Sayer, A. (2014) 'Psychological wellbeing and incident frailty in men and women: the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', Psychological Medicine, 34, pp.697-706.
Gale, C.R., Allerhand, M., Sayer, A.A., Cooper, C. and Deary, I.J (2014) 'The dynamic relationship between cognitive function and walking speed: The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', Age, 36(4), pp.9682. doi: 10.1007/s11357-014-9682-8.
Allerhand, M., Gale, C.R. and Deary, I.J. (2014) 'The dynamic relationship between cognitive function and positive wellbeing in older people: a prospective study using the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', Psychology of Aging, 29(2), pp.306-18. doi: 10.1037/a0036551.
Adams, J., Stamp, E., Nettle, D., Milne, E. and Jagger, C. (2014) 'Socio-economic position and the association between anticipated and actual survival in older English adults', Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 68, pp.818-25.
Gale, C.R., Deary, I.J., Wardle, J., Zaninotto, P. and Batty, G.D. (2015) 'Cognitive ability and personality as predictors of participation in a national colorectal cancer screening programme: the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, [Epub ahead of print] pii: jech-2014-204888. doi: 10.1136/jech-2014-204888
Gale, C.R., Cooper, C. and Sayer, A.A. (2015) 'Prevalence of frailty and disability: findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', Age and Ageing, 44(1), pp.162-5. [Epub 2014 Oct 12]. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afu148
Dodds, R.M., Syddall, H.E., Cooper, R. et al. (2014) 'Grip strength across the life course: normative data from twelve British studies', PLoS ONE, 9(12): e113637. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0113637
Haslam, C., Cruwys, T. and Haslam, S.A. (2014) '"The we's have it": evidence for the distinctive benefits of group engagement in enhancing cognitive health in ageing', Social Science and Medicine, 120, pp.57-66.
Cruwys, T., Dingle, G.A., Haslam, C., Haslam, S.A., Jetten, J. and Morton, T. (2013) 'Social group memberships protect against future depression, alleviate depression symptoms and prevent depression relapse', Social Science and Medicine, 98, pp.179-186.
Ysseldyk, R., Haslam, S.A. and Haslam, C. (2013) 'Abide with me: religious group identification amongst older adults promotes health and well-being by maintaining multiple group memberships', Aging and Mental Health, 17, pp.869-879.
Webb, E., Laverty, A., Mindell, J. and Millett, C. 'Who has a bus pass, and is it good for their health?', paper presented at the 1st International Conference on Transport and Health, London, July 2015.
Aguayo, G.A., Witte, D.R., Vaillant, M.T., Franco, O.H., Stranges, S., Schritz, A., Donneau A-F., and Guillaume, M. 'Cross sectional concordance of frailty scores in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', paper presented at the European Diabetes Epidemiology Group, Chantilly, France, 2015, and at the Methods in
Epidemiology Symposium, Leuven, Belgium, 2015.
Holdsworth, C., Frisher, M., Mendonca, M., de Oliveira, C., Pikhart, H., Shelton, N. (2015) 'Life course transitions, gender and drinking in later life', Ageing and Society. Published online 26 October. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X15001178
Frisher, M., Mendonca, M., Shelton, N., Pikhart, H., de Oliveira, C. and Holdsworth, C. (2015) 'Is alcohol consumption in older adults associated with poor self-rated health? Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', BMC Public Health, 15, Article ARTN 703.
Franklin, B. and Urzi Brancati, C. (2015) Here today, gone tomorrow. How today's retirement choices could affect financial resilience over the long term,ILC-UK research report.
Daly, M., Boyce, C.J., and Wood, A.M. (2015) 'A social rank explanation of how money influences health',Health Psychology, 34, pp.222-230.
Daly, M., McMinn, D., and Allan, J. L. (2015) 'A bidirectional relationship between physical activity and executive function in older adults', Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, p.1044.
Hancock R., Morciano M., Pudney S. and Zantomio F. (2015) 'Do household surveys give a coherent view of disability benefit targeting?: a multisurvey latent variable analysis for the older population in Great Britain', Journal of Royal Statistical Society, series A: Statistics in Society, 178(4), pp.815-836.
Garratt, E., Purdam, K. and Esmail, A. 'Older and hungry? Understanding food insecurity risks and foodbank use among older people in the UK', paper presented atÂ BSA Food Study Group event Food, Poverty and Policy: Evidence base and knowledge gaps, 30 June 2015. Sheffield.
Garratt, E. (2015) 'The rise in foodbanks: what can statistics tell us about the current landscape of food insecurity and food aid in the UK?', Radical Statistics, 112, pp.4-14.
Pikhartova, J., Bowling A. and Victor C. (2015) 'Is loneliness in later life a self-fulfilling prophecy?', Ageing and Mental Health, 20(5), pp.543-549. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2015.1023767
Pikhartova, J. and Victor C. 'Loneliness and its predictors in old age: Findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', paper presented at the 9th European Public Health Conference, Milan, Italy, November 2015. (Abstract published in the European Journal of Public Health, 25, supplement 3. doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckv174.060)
Victor, C., Pikhartova, J. and Woodbridge, R. 'Is loneliness cause or consequence of dementia?', paper presented at the 2015 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting Orlando, Florida, USA, November 2015. (Abstract published in The Gerontologist, 55 (S2), p593.)
Haslam, C. 'The social cure: identity driven interventions that protect health and well-being', invited presentation for Changemakers: Catalyzing Innovative Ideas for Social Challenges. Edmonton, Canada, 5 Feb, 2015.
Haslam, C. 'The social cure: social connectedness, health and well-being', invited plenary for the 'Latest practice for occupational therapists and psychologists supporting older Australians' meeting, Brisbane, Australia, 31 July, 2015.
Haslam, C. 'The social self and health: the neglected link to successful aging', paper presented at the Psychology Department seminar, London School of Economics, 12 January 2015, London, UK.
Hammond, C.C. (2015), 'Does adversity predict onset of rheumatoid arthritis? Evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', Conference of the Society of Life Course and Longitudinal Studies, Dublin, October.
Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) (2015-) the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the London School of Economics (LSE), Care and State Pension Reforms (CASPeR) Understanding the interactions between state pension and long-term care reforms in Great Britain, project, see Care and State Pension Reforms (CASPeR) website.
King's College London Institute of Gerontology (with partner organisations), WHERL (Wellbeing, Health, Retirement and the Lifecourse) project,
see WHERL (Wellbeing, Health, Retirement and the Lifecourse) website.
Shiue I. (2016) 'Cold homes are associated with poor biomarkers and less blood pressure check-up: English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, 2012-2013', Environ Sci Pollut Res Int, Apr, 23(7), pp.7055-9. doi: 10.1007/s11356-016-6235-y
Urzi Brancati, C., Sinclair, D. (2016) The missing Â£billions: the economic cost of failing to adapt our high street to respond to demographic change, ILC-UK research report.
Holdsworth, C., MendonÃ§a, M., Pikhart, H., Frisher, M., de Oliveira, C. and Shelton, N. (2016) 'Is regular drinking in later life an indicator of good health? Evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. doi: 10.1136/jech-2015-206949
Webb, E., Laverty, A., Mindell, J. and Millett, C. (2016) 'Free bus travel and physical activity, gait speed and adiposity in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', American Journal of Public Health, 106, pp.136-142. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302907
Aguayo, G.A., Donneau, A-F., Vaillant M, Fays, F., Stranges, S., Malissoux, L., Guillaume, M., Muller, M. and Witte, D.R. (2016) 'Mortality prediction of 35 frailty scores in a 7-years follow-up study in elderly general population', European Journal of Public Health, 26 (suppl 1).
Lu, W., Benson,R., Glaser, K., Platts, L.G., Corna, L.M., Worts, D., McDonough, P., Di Gessa, G., Price, D. and Sacker, A. (2016) 'Relationship between employment histories and frailty trajectories in later life: evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', Journal of Epidemiology and Public Health, Online first http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2016-207887
Hammond, C.C. (2016) 'How do adversities predict onset of rheumatoid arthritis? Evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 70, Supplement:A21. Paper with same name also presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Social Medicine, York, September 2016.
Hammond, C.C. (2016) 'The importance of material hardship and psychosocial factors for onset of rheumatoid arthritis', paper presented at the Annual conference of the British Society of Population Studies, Winchester, September.
Dhalwani, N.N., O'Donovan, G., Zaccardi, F., Hamer, M., Yates, T., Davies, M. and Khunti, K. (2016) 'Long terms trends of multimorbidity and association with physical activity in older English population', International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Jan 19, 13(1), p8.
Publication: Dhalwani, N.N., Zaccardi, F., O'Donovan, G., Carter, P., Hamer, M., Yates, T., Davies, M. and Khunti, K. (2016) 'Association between lifestyle factors and the incidence of multimorbidity in an older English population', The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 2016 Jul 28, glw146.
Purdam, K., Garratt, E. and Esmail, A. (2016) 'Hungry? Food insecurity, social stigma and embarrassment in the UK', Sociology, 50(6), pp.1072-1088. doi: 10.1177/0038038515594092
Bharadwaj, P., Zivin, J.G., Mullins, J.T. and Neidell, M. (2016) 'Early-life exposure to the Great Smog of 1952 and the development of asthma', American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 194, 12, pp.1475-1482.
Pikhartova, J. and Victor, C. 'Visual impairment and well-being in older adults: analysis of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', paper presented at the 45th Annual conference of the British Society of Gerontology, University of Stirling, July 2016.
Pikhartova, J. and Victor, C. 'Quality of life and loneliness among people who reported visual impairment: findings from English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', paper presented at the British Society for Population Studies conference, University of Winchester, UK, September 2016.
Pikhartova, J. and Victor, C. 'Does loneliness influence the association between visual impairment and quality of life?', paper presented at the 10th European Public Health Conference, Vienna, Austria, November 2016. (Abstract published in the European Journal of Public Health, 26 (suppl 1): ckw170.006. doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckw170.006)
Pikhartova, J. and Victor, C. 'Loneliness and sensory impairment', paper presented at the 2016 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, November 2016. (Abstract published in The Gerontologist, 56(6), p.5020.)
Steffens, N., Cruwys, T., Haslam, C., Jetten, J. and Haslam, S.A. (2016) 'Social group memberships in retirement are associated with reduced risk of premature death: evidence from a longitudinal cohort study', BMJ Open, 6:e010164. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010164
Bernard A. 'Levels and patterns of internal migration in Europe: a cohort perspective', paper presented at the British Society for Population Studies Conference, Liverpool, 6-8 September 2016.
Bernard A. 'Levels and patterns of internal migration in Europe: a cohort perspective', paper presented at the 57th European Regional Science Association Congress, Groningen, The Netherlands, 29 August - 1 September 2016.
Bernard A. 'Cohort measures of migration: understanding long-term trends', paper presented at the 18th Australian Population Association Conference, Sydney, Australia, 29 November-2 December 2016.
Sibille, K.T., McBeth, J., Smith, D. and Wilkie, R. (2016) 'Allostatic load and pain severity in older adults: results from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', Exp Gerontol., Feb, 88, pp.51-58. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2016.12.013. Epub 2016 Dec 14. PubMed PMID: 27988258; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5326483.
Wells, J., Echalier, M., Adams, J., Silcock, D. and Luheshi, S. (2016) The new pensions landscape, Pensions Policy Institute Report.
WHERL project (2016) How do female lifecourses affect retirement?,
Pensions Policy Institute Briefing Note 84.
Ding, Y.Y. (2016) 'Developing physical frailty specifications for investigation of frailty pathways in older people', Age, 38, p.47. doi 10.1007/s11357-016-9903-4
van der Horst, M., Vickerstaff, S., Lain, D., Clark, C. and Baumberg Geiger, B. (2016) 'Pathways of paid work, care provision, and volunteering in later careers: activity substitution or extension?' Work, Ageing and Retirement, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/workar/waw028
Gallagher, D., Kiss, A., Lanctot, K. and Herrmann N. (2016) 'Depressive symptoms and cognitive decline: a longitudinal analysis of potentially modifiable risk factors in community dwelling older adults', J Affect Disord., Jan 15, 190, pp.235-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2015.09.046. Epub 2015 Oct 26.
Gallagher, D., Kiss, A., Lanctot, K. and Herrmann N. (2016) 'Depression with inflammation: longitudinal analysis of a proposed depressive subtype in community dwelling older adults', Int J Geriatr Psychiatry, Dec 2. [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1002/gps.4645
Laursen, K.R. (2017) 'Social relations, depressive symptoms, and incident type 2 diabetes mellitus: The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2017.01.006
Kautonen, T., Kibler, E. and Minniti, M. (2017) 'Late-career entrepreneurship, income and quality of life', Journal of Business Venturing. doi:10.1016/j.jbusvent.2017.02.005
Webb, E., Bell, S., Lacey, R. and Abell, J. (2017) 'Crossing the road in time: inequalities in older people's walking speeds', Journal of Transport and Health. doi:10.1016/j.jth.2017.02.009
Aguayo, G.A., Donneau, A-F., Vaillant, M.T., Schritz, A., Franco, O.H., Stranges, S., Malissoux, M., Guillaume, M. and Witte, D.R. (2017) 'Agreement between 35 published frailty scores in the general population', American Journal of Epidemiology.
Aguayo, G.A., Schritz, A., Donneau, A-F., Vaillant, M.T., Stranges, S., Malissoux L., et al. (2017) 'Abstract P011: Predictive ability of 35 frailty scores for cardiovascular events in the general population' Circulation,
Aspell, N., Zgaga, L., Healy, M., Lawlor, B.A. and O'Sullivan, M. 'Severe vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent in older adults residing at northerly latitudes - considerations for policy and practice', poster presentation at The Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism Conference, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, March 2017.
Bourassa, K., and Sbarra, D. A. (2017) 'Body mass and cognitive decline are indirectly associated via inflammation among aging adults', Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 60, pp.63-70.
Robinson, E., Sutin, A.R., and Daly, M. (2017) 'Perceived weight discrimination mediates the prospective relation between obesity and depressive symptoms in US and UK adults', Health Psychology, 36, pp.112-121.
Cable N., Chandola, T., Jun, A., Sekine, M. and Netuveli, G. (2017) 'Can sleep disturbance influence changes in mental health status? Longitudinal research evidence from ageing studies in England and Japan', Sleep Medicine,
30, pp.216-221. doi:10.1016/j.sleep.2016.11.017
Pikhartova, J. and Victor, C. 'Loneliness and widowhood: longitudinal analysis of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', paper presented at the 46th Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology, University of Swansea, July 2017.
O'Doherty, M.G., French, D., Steptoe, A. and Kee, F. (2017) 'Social capital, deprivation and self-rated health: does reporting heterogeneity play a role? Results from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', Soc Sci Med, 179, pp.191-200.
Kaschowitz, J. and Brandt, M. (2017) 'Health effects of informal caregiving across Europe: a longitudinal approach', Social Science and Medicine, 173, pp.72-80. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.11.036
Suemoto, C.K., Ueda, P., Beltran-Sanchez, H., Lebrao, M.L., Aparecida Duarte, Y., Wong, R. and Goodarz, D. (2017) 'Development and validation of a 10-year mortality prediction model: meta-analysis of individual participant data from five cohorts of older adults in developed and developing countries', J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci , 72(3), pp.410-416. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glw166
Hancock, R., Pudney, S. and Morciano, M. (2017) Public support for older disabled people: evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing on receipt of disability benefits and social care subsidy, technical report. Retrieved June 13th, 2017 from https://www.researchgate.net
WHERL project (2017) Have pensioners' incomes grown in this period of austerity?, Pensions Policy Institute Briefing Note 88.
WHERL project (2017) How do gender differences in lifecourses affect income in retirement?, Pensions Policy Institute Briefing Note 92
WHERL project (2017) What difference does a year make?, Pensions Policy Institute Briefing Note 95.
Ding, Y.Y., Kuha, J., and Murphy, M. (2017) 'Multidimensional predictors of physical frailty in older people: identifying how and for whom they exert their effects', Biogerontology, 18(2), pp. 237-252. Epub Feb 3, 2017. doi: 10.1007/s10522-017-9677-9.
Ding, Y.Y. (2017) 'Predictive validity of two physical frailty phenotype specifications developed for investigation of frailty pathways in older people', Gerontology, 63(5), pp.401-410. Epub Apr 21 2017, doi: 10.1159/000471803
Ding, Y.Y., Kuha, J. and Murphy, M. (2017) 'Pathways from physical frailty to activity limitation in older people: identifying moderators and mediators in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', Experimental Gerontology, 98, pp.169-176.
Gale, C.R. and Cooper, C. (2017) 'Attitudes to ageing and change in frailty status', Gerontology, Aug 23. doi: 10.1159/000477169
Syddall, H.E., Westbury, L.D., Shaw, S.C., Dennison, E.M., Cooper, C. and Gale, C.R. (2017) 'Correlates of level and loss of grip strength in later life: findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing and the Hertfordshire Cohort Study', Calcif Tissue Int, Oct 22. doi: 10.1007/s00223-017-0337-5
van der Horst, M., Lain, D., Vickerstaff, S., Clark, C. and Geiger, B.B. (2017) 'Gender roles and employment pathways of older women and men in England', Sage Open, doi:10.1177/2158244017742690
Gale, C.R., Westbury, L. and Cooper, C. (2017) 'Social isolation and loneliness as risk factors for the progression of frailty: the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', Age and Ageing, Dec 22. doi:10.1093/ageing/afx188
Fancourt, D. and Steptoe, A. (2018) 'Community group membership and multidimensional subjective well-being in older age', J Epidemiol Community Health, published online first, 9 February 2018. doi: 10.1136/jech-2017-210260
Quintana, D., Cervantes, A., Saez, Y. and Isasi, P. (2018) 'Internet use and psychological well-being at advanced age: evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Aging', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(3), p.480. Retrieved 13 March 2018 from http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/15/3/480
Zaninotto, P., Batty, G.D., Allerhand, M., et al. (2017) 'Cognitive function trajectories and their determinants in older people: 8 years of follow-up in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', J Epidemiol Community Health Published Online First: 24 April 2018. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2017-210116
O'Dea, C. and Sturrock, D. (2017) Subjective expectations of survival and economic behaviour, IFS Working Paper W18/14. Retrieved April 30, 2018 from https://www.ifs.org.uk/uploads/WP201814.pdf. http://dx.doi.org/10.1920/wp.ifs.2018.W1814
Gale, C.R., Westbury, L.D., Cooper, C. and Dennison, E.M. (2018) 'Risk factors for incident falls in older men and women: the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', BMC Geriatrics, 18, p.117.
Kearns, B., Chilcott, J., Relton, C., Whyte, S., Woods, H.B., Nickerson, C. and Loban, A. (2018) 'The association between long-term conditions and uptake of population-based screening for colorectal cancer: results from two English cohort studies', Cancer Manag Res, 10, pp.637–645. Published online 28 March 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.2147/CMAR.S153361
Fancourt, D. and Steptoe, A. (2018) 'Cultural engagement predicts changes in cognitive function in older adults over a 10 year period: findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing', Scientific Reports, 8(1), 10226. Retrieved 16 July 2018 from https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-28591-8