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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ELSA - Wave 7 data

The ELSA Wave 7 fieldwork was completed in May 2015 and the data will be accessible from the data archive in January 2016. A number of new items were included in the survey at Wave 7: an objective measure of hearing ability, additional questions to determine cognitive ability and questions on expectations of paying for care and knowledge of care funding.

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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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