User guides

These user guides give details about the ELSA datasets and how to use them. The most recent versions of each guide are available at the UK Data Service.

16 February 2015
This User Guide provides information about the End of Life interviews carried out during the first six waves of ELSA.
09 February 2015
ELSA life history documentation
10 June 2013
This User Guide provides detailed information pertaining to each of the first eight waves of the ELSA data, all of which are available to download from the UK Data Archive
01 November 2011
This document describes how to use the derived income and asset variables for ELSA Waves 1 to 7.
23 October 2011
The excel spreadsheet pengrid_var_correspondence.xls' (which is also available as part of the ELSA Wave 2 documentation) shows how the variables in the pension-level dataset relate to those contained in the main individual-level dataset.
23 October 2011
This document describes how to use the derived pension wealth variables for ELSA Wave 2-5.
18 October 2011
This user guide describes how pensions in the ELSA data have been categorised and which variables are included in this separate pensions grid, including some additional derived variables not previously available.
07 October 2011
This document accompanies the first version of data from Wave 1 of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA).
07 October 2011
Three derived variables are included in the wave 3 pension grid to summarise the status of each pension.
04 October 2011
The nurse interview comprised a personal face-to-face CAPI interview and the collection of a number of different measures.

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