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ELSA data are accessible to researchers and policy analysts worldwide. Because of this, more than half of the scientific publications from ELSA are from outside the core team.


To encourage the use of ELSA data, we will be making resources available from various ELSA-related training courses and conferences. 


If you have any queries about these resources, please contact the ELSA Team


ELSA User Day

Wednesday 17th October 2018


The ELSA User Day was on opportunity to find out more about the tools and resources available when analysing the ELSA data. Computer-based workshops provided practical guidance on using ELSA-specific data, as well as an introduction to using the Gateway to Global Aging Data.


1. Welcome and overview of ELSA

Part 1 [download slides], [download video]

Part 2 [download slides] [download video]

2. Access to ELSA data and other restricted variables

[download slides] [download video]

3. Weighting issues 

[download slides] [download video]

4. Financial derived variables

[download slides] [download audio]


5. Gateway to Global Aging Data

[download slides] [download video]


6. Life history data

[download slides] [download video]

7. ELSA data computer workshop on life histories 

[download slides


ELSA Wave 8 Report Launch

Thursday 18th October 2018


The ELSA Wave 8 Report Launch brought together researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders to discuss the latest findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing.


The presentations are available at the links below, and the list of posters that were presented can be found in the conference programme.


1. Welcome and over view of ELSA in 2018 – Andrew Steptoe

[download slides]


2. The experience of those affected by the state pension age increase – Neil Amin Smith

[download slides]


3. Life expectancy and the purchase of annuities – David Sturrock

[download slides]


4. The determinants and consequences of falling at older ages – Paola Zaninotto

[download slides]


5. Biomarker trajectories and health outcomes – Camille Lassale

[download slides]


6. Area and social and health inequality in older age – Katey Matthews

[download slides]


7. Public transport policy and mental health – Mauricio Avendano

[download slides]


8. Social and cultural engagement and wellbeing – Daisy Fancourt

[download slides]

ELSA Wave 8 Report – Code


1. Social chapter syntax [download]

2. Health chapter syntax [download]

3. Economics chapter syntax [download