Findings so far
Further research using ELSA
The links below will take you to some of the very interesting work that has already been done using the data collected from ELSA participants. You can read more at the ELSA section of the Institute of Fiscal Studies website.
- BMI and Waist Circumference as Predictors of Well-being in Older Adults: Findings From the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, Zaninotto, P., Pierce, M.B., Breeze, E., Oliveira, C.D. and Kumari, M., January 2011, Obesity, Vol 18, No. 10, pp 1981-7.
- Low-intensity physical activity is associated with reduced risk of incident type 2 diabetes in older adults: evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, Demakakos, P., Hamer, M., Stamatakis, E. and Steptoe, A., September 2010, Diabetologia, Vol. 53, No. 9, pp.1877-85.
- Age trajectories of quality of life among older adults: results from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), Zaninotto, P., Falaschetti, E. and Sacker, A., January 2009, Quality of Life Research, Vol. 18, pp. 1301-1309.
- Combined effect of vision and hearing impairment on depression in older adults: evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, Chou, K.L., January 2008, Journal of Affective Disorders, Vol. 106, pp. 191-196.
- Health Disadvantage in US Adults Aged 50 to 74 years: A Comparison of the Health of Rich and Poor Americans with that of Europeans, Avendano, M., Glymour, M., Banks, J,. Mackenbach, P. American Journal of Public Health
- Was John Reid right? Smoking, class, and pleasure: a population-based cohort study in England, Iain A. Lang, Elizabeth Gardener, Felicia A. Huppert and David Melzer, March 2007, Public Health, Vol. 121, No. 4.
- The Social Exclusion of Older People: Evidence from the first wave of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) – Final Report. (Barnes, M., Blom, A., Cox, K., Lessof, C. & Walker, A. 2006)
- Longitudinal Study of Ageing reveals health and wealth relationship (UCL, 7 July 2006)
- Middle-aged English people are healthier than their American Counterparts (UCL, 3 May 2006)
- Are Retirement Resources Adequate? (IFS, 11 October 2005)
- Housing-Rich, Income Poor – The potential of housing wealth in old age (Sodha, S. 2005. Institute for Public Policy Research).
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Studies of ageing across the globe
Studies of ageing and older people take place in a wide range of countries. You may find it interesting to have a look at some of these:
Korean Longitudinal Study of Ageing (KLOSA)
China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS)
Longitudinal Aging Study in India (LASI)
The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)
Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE)
Berlin Ageing Study (BASE)
The Swedish Adoption/Twin Study of Aging (SATSA)
The Swedish National Study of Aging and Research in Kungsholmen (SNACK)
Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging
Canadian Study of Health and Aging
Fredericton 80+ Study
Georgia Centenarian Study
The Health and Retirement Study
The Seattle Longitudinal Study
The Victoria Longitudinal Study
Central and South America
Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS)
Puerto Rican Elderly: Health Conditions (PREHCO) Project
Health, Wellbeing and Ageing in Latin America and the Caribbean (SABE)
Canberra Longitudinal Study
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