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Living in the 21st Century: Older People in England The 2006 English Longitudinal Study of Ageing 16 July 2008 Funded by: National Institute for Aging UK government departments (coordinated by ONS) Currently : Department of Health Department for Work and Pensions Department for Transport

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living in the 21st century older people in england the 2006 english longitudinal study of ageing

Living in the 21st Century: Older People in EnglandThe 2006 English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

16 July 2008

funded by
Funded by:
  • National Institute for Aging
  • UK government departments (coordinated by ONS)

Currently:

    • Department of Health
    • Department for Work and Pensions
    • Department for Transport
    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
    • Communities and Local Government
    • ONS
    • Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
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A joint venture between UCL, NatCen & IFS

Investigators from Universities of Manchester and Cambridge

Thanks also to:

our Advisory Group

our consultants and advisors

our collaborators

key research areas
Key Research Areas
  • Health trajectories, disability and healthy life expectancy
  • Two-way relationship between economic position and health
  • Other determinants of economic position in older age
  • Timing of retirement + post retirement labour market activity
  • Nature of social networks, support and participation
  • Household and family structure
  • Predictors of wellbeing
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HSE + Nurse 1998-1999-2001

Born before 01/03/1952

Est 18660

HSE + Nurse 2001-02-03-04

Born 1952-6

ELSA Wave One 2002

Main Interview (11392 core)

Wave Two 2004

Main (8780 core)

Wave Two 2004

Nurse (7666)

HSE + Nurse 2006

Born 1933-1958

Wave Three 2006

Main (7535 core +1276 refresher core)

Life history 2007

(7859)

Wave Four 2008

Main

(aim c 10100)

Wave Four 2008

Nurse

psa 17 tackle poverty and promote greater independence wellbeing in later life
PSA 17: Tackle poverty and promote greater independence & wellbeing in later life

5 key areas

  • Making contribution in society, esp. through employment
  • Material wellbeing, esp, tackle pensioner poverty
  • Level of health
  • Satisfaction with home & neighbourhood – interpret to include quality of life
  • Ability to maintain independent living
employment
Employment

Trends in employment among those pre State Pension Age

Expectations of employment versus actual

Predictors of employment

Work disability

material wellbeing
Material wellbeing
  • Who is poor and does poverty persist?
  • How has wealth changed over time?
level of health
Level of health
  • Body weight and waist circumference – important factors for future health
  • Physical functioning & mortality – not randomly distributed
  • Healthy life expectancy
quality of life
Quality of life
  • Who has higher quality of life
  • Who does better in change in quality of life over time
  • Notion of resilience to adversity – is this a rare phenomenon or not
independent living
Independent living
  • Participation in society if have difficulties in physical functioning
  • Social detachment – does it persist, what predicts its existence
in the public domain
In the public domain
  • Wave 1 2002-3; report Marmot et al 2003
  • Wave 2 2004-5; report Banks et al 2006
  • Wave 3 2006-7; report Banks et al 2008

At academic archive for access:

Datasets from Wave 0 (HSE years)

Wave 1, Wave 2, Wave 3 . Life history due soon

Index file (tracing everyone through from HSE)

websites
websites
  • www.ifs.org.uk/elsa
  • http://www.esds.ac.uk/longitudinal/access/elsa/l5050.asp
  • www.natcen.ac.uk/elsa