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English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA); Wave 1, 2002-2003: Teaching Dataset

Title details

SN: 5172
Title: English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA); Wave 1, 2002-2003: Teaching Dataset
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-5172-1
Depositor: University of Essex. UK Data Archive. ESDS Longitudinal
Principal investigator(s): University of Essex. UK Data Archive. ESDS Longitudinal
Data collector(s): National Centre for Social Research
Original data producer(s): Marmot, M., University College London. Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Banks, J., Institute for Fiscal Studies
Blundell, R., Institute for Fiscal Studies
Erens, B., National Centre for Social Research
Lessof, C., National Centre for Social Research
Nazroo, J., University College London. Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Sponsor(s): Economic and Social Research Council
Higher Education Funding Councils. Joint Information Systems Committee
National Institute of Aging
Department of Health
Department for Work and Pensions
Office for National Statistics
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Department for Transport
Department for Education and Skills
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
HM Treasury
Other acknowledgements: The Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS) were funded to compile this teaching dataset by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).

The National Institute of Aging, the Department of Health, the Department for Work and Pensions, the Office for National Statistics, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Department for Transport, the Department for Education and Skills, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and HM Treasury funded the main English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, from which this dataset has been compiled.

The principal investigators for the main English Longitudinal Study of Ageing were M. Marmot, J. Banks, R. Blundell, B. Erens, C. Lessof and J. Nazroo.

Citation

The citation for this study is:

University of Essex. UK Data Archive. ESDS Longitudinal. (2005). English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA); Wave 1, 2002-2003: Teaching Dataset. [data collection]. University College London. Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Institute for Fiscal Studies, National Centre for Social Research, [original data producer(s)]. UK Data Service. SN: 5172, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-5172-1

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Subject Categories

Elderly - Social stratification and groupings
Social indicators and quality of life - Society and culture
Teaching packages and test datasets - Reference and instructional resources

Abstract

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The ELSA teaching data file contains information obtained from individual interviews and self-completion questionnaires from all 12,100 ELSA participants.

The file contains less than a tenth of the number of variables available on the main ELSA file and is designed for use as a teaching aid and also as a sampler for new and potential users of the main data.

Variable names are the same as those on the original ELSA dataset, held under SN 5050.

Main Topics:
The individual interview comprised the following twelve modules:

  • household demographics (variables prefixed DH);

  • individual demographics (DI);

  • health (HE);

  • social participation (SP);

  • work and pensions (WP);

  • income and assets (IA);

  • housing (HO);

  • cognitive function (CF);

  • expectations (EX);

  • psycho-social health (PS);

  • final questions (FQ);

  • self-completion (SC).


  • The teaching dataset contains selected variables from each of these modules, with the exception of household demographics. In total there are 408 variables in the dataset.

    Please note that the teaching dataset does not include Wave 0 (Health Survey for England) data; nor does the data file contain a unique identifier that would allow the file to be merged with other ELSA files.

    Standard Measures
    General Health Questionnaire (12-item):
    Goldberg, D.P. Manual of the General Health Questionnaire, Windsor:NFER-Nelson, 1978.

    CASP-19:
    Hyde, M., et al. (2003) 'A measure of quality of life in early old age: the theory, development and properties of a needs satisfaction model [CASP-19]', Ageing and Mental Health, 7, pp.186-194.

    Coverage, universe, methodology

    Time period: Most of the data refers to the time period when the interview took place. Some of the questions however did ask about past events (e.g. pension history, the participant's father's job when he/she was 14 years old).
    Dates of fieldwork: March 2002-March 2003.
    Country: England
    Spatial units: No spatial unit
    Observation units: Individuals
    Kind of data: Numeric data
    Individual (micro) level
    Universe: National
    The ELSA sample was selected from three survey years of the HSE (1998, 1999 and 2001). Households were included in ELSA if they contained at least one adult of 50 years or older in the household who had agreed to be re-contacted at some time in the future. Wave 1 of ELSA was conducted between March 2002 and March 2003.
    Time dimensions: Longitudinal/panel/cohort
    Wave 0 (HSE - baseline) has not yet been deposited. The current deposit comprises Wave 1. Data collection is currently in progress for Wave 2, and Waves 3 and 4 are in development.
    Sampling procedures: Multi-stage stratified random sample
    Number of units: Target: 18813 (17768 core sample members and 1045 younger partners). Obtained: 12100 (11392 core sample members, 72 new partners and 636 younger partners). Weighted: 11392 (core sample members only).
    Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview; Self-completion
    Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details.
    Data sources: The ELSA sample was selected from three survey years of the HSE: 1998 (held at the UK Data Archive under SN 4150), 1999 (SN 4365) and 2001 (SN 4628). Some HSE variables are included in the ELSA dataset.

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    Administrative and access information

    Date of release:
    First edition: 06 May 2005
    Copyright: Copyright held jointly between the Economic and Social Data Service, National Centre for Social Research, University College London and Institute for Fiscal Studies. Copyright for the original ELSA data remains with National Centre for Social Research, University College London and Institute for Fiscal Studies.
    Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
    Availability: UK Data Service
    Contact: Get in touch

    Documentation

    Title File Name Size (KB)
    User Guide 5172userguide.pdf 1787
    Study information and citation UKDA_Study_5172_Information.htm 26
    READ File read5172.txt 8
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