English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

The English Longitudinal Study of Aging (ELSA) is a longitudinal survey of more than 12,000 persons at least 50 years of age in England. It was first conducted in 2002 and has had biennial follow-up waves since then. Topics in the ELSA include health and disability, economic characteristics, social networks and participation, and household and family structure. The ELSA also gathers biological markers and retrospective life-history data, and offers links to administrative data (e.g., on mortality, national insurance records).

survey name description
ELSA 2002 Wave 1: English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
ELSA 2004 Wave 2: English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
ELSA 2006 Wave 3: English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
ELSA 2008 Wave 4: English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
ELSA 2010 Wave 5: English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
ELSA 2012 Wave 6: English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
ELSA 2014 Wave 7: English Longitudinal Study of Ageing