Insight into a maturing population

Insight into an maturing population
ELSA is an interdisciplinary data resource on health, economic position and quality of life as people age.

The primary objective of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) is to collect longitudinal multidisciplinary data from a representative sample of the English population aged 50 and older.

We collect both objective and subjective data relating to health and disability, biological markers of disease, economic circumstance, social participation, networks and well-being.

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Report launched on the dynamics of ageing

This report, the sixth wave of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, a survey of people aged 50 and over in England, was launch on 23 October. It focuses on three issues that are of importance to public policy and scientific investigation: intergenerational financial transfers and the distribution of wealth; the evolution of lifestyles at older ages; and trends in obesity among older people.

ELSA Wave 6 launch

The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) Wave 6 Report Launch will take place on 23 October 2014 in London This is a full-day event with presentations and discussions on the findings from wave 6 of ELSA Attendance is free to all ELSA data users. Full details of the launch programme will be available in due course. To register your interest please

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Nina Rogers
ELSA Project Manager
Dept. of Epidemiology & Public Health
University College London
1-19 Torrington Place
WC1E 6BT [map]

+44 (0)20 7679 1656

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