Available data

The data and associated documentation for Wave 0 (i.e. HSE) and Waves 1-8 are all available on the UK Data Service.

Wave 8 fieldwork finished in June 2017 and the data is now available at the UK Data Service.

The table below shows which data files are available at the archive.

PD: denotes prospective datasets (i.e. those that we plan to deposit in the future).
N/A: normally denotes that this data is not applicable to that particular wave.

File   W0   W1   W2   W3   W4   W5   W6   W7   W8
                 
Core data   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
                 
Nurse data   Yes   N/A   Yes   N/A   Yes   N/A   Yes   N/A   Yes
                 
Index file   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   PD   PD   PD
                 
Life history data   N/A   N/A   N/A   Yes   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A
                 
Ryff self completion data   N/A   N/A   Yes   Yes   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A
                 
End of life interview data   N/A   N/A   Yes   Yes   Yes   N/A   Yes   N/A   N/A
                 
Derived variables   N/A   Yes (in main data file)   Yes   Yes (in main data file)   Yes (in main data file)   Yes (in main data file)   PD   PD   PD
                 
Financial derived variables   N/A   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   PD
                 
IFS derived variables   N/A   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   PD
                 
Pension wealth derived variables   N/A   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   N/A   N/A   N/A
                 
Pension grid   N/A   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   PD
                 
Mortgage data   N/A   N/A   Yes   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A
                 
Mortgage grid   N/A   N/A   N/A   Yes   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A
                 
Technical report   N/A   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   PD   PD
                 
User guide   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes

 

Please contact UCL if you are interested in accessing the genetic data, and the NatCen ELSA Research Team if you are interested in accessing any other non-archived variables.

Information on all currently archived and forthcoming ELSA derived variables can be found on the UK Data Service.

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