Harmonized ELSA

The Harmonized English Longitudinal Study on Ageing (Harmonized ELSA) is an easy-to-use version of data from four waves of the English Longitudinal Study on Ageing (ELSA) with a set of harmonized variables suitable for cross-country analysis. Using the RAND HRS as a model, the Harmonized ELSA defines variables as identically as possible with the RAND HRS to allow users to compare variables with all other Harmonized data sets. Documentation for each variable in Harmonized ELSA, including a description of its creation, the ELSA variables used, and descriptive statistics, is detailed in the Harmonized ELSA codebook.

Survey modules (10)
name description
Section A: Demographics, Identifiers, and Weights Section A: Demographics, Identifiers, and Weights for Harmonized ELSA
Section B: Health Section B: Health for Harmonized ELSA
Section C: Healthcare Utilization and Insurance Section C: Healthcare Utilization and Insurance for Harmonized ELSA
Section D: Cognition Section D: Cognition for Harmonized ELSA
Section E: Financial and Housing Wealth Section E: Financial and Housing Wealth for Harmonized ELSA
Section F: Income and Consumption Section F: Income and Consumption for Harmonized ELSA
Section G: Family Structure Section G: Family Structure for Harmonized ELSA
Section H: Employment History Section H: Employment History for Harmonized ELSA
Section I: Retirement Plans, Expectations Section I: Retirement Plans, Expectations for Harmonized ELSA
Section J: Pension Section J: Pension for Harmonized ELSA