Article The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

The primary objective of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) is to collect longitudinal multidisciplinary data from a representative sample of the English population aged 50 to 100 at recruitment. ELSA was developed as a companion study to the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) in the USA and documents the experience of growing old in England in the 21st century. The study collects both objective and subjective data relating to health and disability, biological markers of disease, economic circumstance, social participation, networks and well-being.

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