Retirement, health and relationships of the older population in England: THE 2004 ENGLISH LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF AGEING (Wave 2)

Editors: James Banks, Elizabeth Breeze, Carli Lessof and James Nazroo

The findings from the second wave of the survey were published in July 2006. The individual chapters and their annexes of data tables can be downloaded below; or download the full report [4.5 MB]. To buy a printed copy (£40), please contact the Institute for Fiscal Studies at mailbox@ifs.org.uk or by telephone on 020 7291 4800.

Chapter 1: Introduction; Summary of chapters

Michael Marmot, University College London

Chapter 2: The Socio-demographic characteristics of the ELSA population; Annex to chapter 2

Edlira Gjonça, University College London; Faiza Tabassum, University College London; Elizabth Breeze, University College London

Chapter 3: Labour market transitions; Annex to chapter 3

Carl Emmerson, Institute for Fiscal Studies; Gemma Tetlow, Institute for Fiscal Studies

Chapter 4: Self-reported physical health; Annex to chapter 4

Elizabth Breeze, University College London; Hayley Cheshire, National Centre for Social Research; Paola Zaninotto, University College London

Chapter 5: Measures of physical health; Annex to chapter 5

Mary Pierce, University College London; Faiza Tabassum, University College London; Meena Kumari, University College London; Paola Zaninotto, University College London; Nicholas Steel, University of East Anglia

Chapter 6: Measured physical performance; Annex to chapter 6

David Melzer, Peninsula Medical School, Exeter; Elizabeth Gardener, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge; Iain Lang, Peninsula Medical School, Exeter; Brenda McWilliams, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge Jack M. Guralnik, Epidemiology and Demography Section, National; Institute of Aging, USA

Chapter 7: Quality of healthcare; Annex to chapter 7

Nicholas Steel, University of East Anglia; Susan Maisey, University of East Anglia; Kate Cox, National Centre for Social Research

Chapter 8: Cognitive function; Annex to chapter 8

Felicia A. Huppert, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge; Elizabeth Gardener, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge; Brenda McWilliams, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge

Chapter 9: Expenditure and consumption; Annex to chapter 9

James Banks, Institute for Fiscal Studies; Andrew Leicester, Institute for Fiscal Studies

Chapter 10: Loneliness, realtive deprivation and life satisfaction; Annex to chapter 10

Panayotes Demakakos, University College London; Susan Nunn, National Centre for Social Research; James Nazroo, University College London

Chapter 11: Perceptions of ageing; Annex to chapter 11

Panayotes Demakakos, University College London; Elizabeth Hacker, National Centre for Social Research; Edlira Gjonça, University College London

Chapter 12: Methodology

Hayley Cheshire, National Centre for Social Research; Kate Cox, National Centre for Social Research; Carli Lessof, National Centre for Social Research; Rebecca Taylor, National Centre for Social Research

ISBN: 1-903274-46-X; Institute for Fiscal Studies, July 2006.

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