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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 EnglandThe 2006 English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

16 July 2008


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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


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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


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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


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Employment wellbeing in later life

Trends in employment among those pre State Pension Age

Expectations of employment versus actual

Predictors of employment

Work disability


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Material wellbeing wellbeing in later life

  • Who is poor and does poverty persist?

  • How has wealth changed over time?


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Level of health wellbeing in later life

  • Body weight and waist circumference – important factors for future health

  • Physical functioning & mortality – not randomly distributed

  • Healthy life expectancy


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Quality of life wellbeing in later 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


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Independent living wellbeing in later life

  • Participation in society if have difficulties in physical functioning

  • Social detachment – does it persist, what predicts its existence


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In the public domain wellbeing in later life

  • 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)


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websites wellbeing in later life

  • www.ifs.org.uk/elsa

  • http://www.esds.ac.uk/longitudinal/access/elsa/l5050.asp

  • www.natcen.ac.uk/elsa


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