Financial circumstances, health and well-being of the older population in England
THE 2008 ENGLISH LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF AGEING (Wave 4)

Editors: James Banks, Carli Lessof, James Nazroo, Nina Rogers, Mai Stafford and Andrew Steptoe

The findings from the fourth wave of the survey were published in October 2010. The individual chapters and their annexes of data tables can be downloaded below; or download the full report [5.6 MB]. To buy a printed copy (£40), please contact the Institute for Fiscal Studies at mailbox@ifs.org.uk or by telephone on 020 7291 4800.

Chapter 1: Introduction

Michael Marmot and Mai Stafford, University College London

Chapter 2: Employment, retirement and pensions

Rowena Crawford and Gemma Tetlow, Institute for Fiscal Studies

Chapter 3: Financial circumstances and consumption

Alastair Muriel and Zoë Oldfield, Institute for Fiscal Studies

Chapter 4: Well-being in older age: a multidimensional perspective

Panayotes Demakakos, Anne McMunn and Andrew Steptoe, University College London

Chapter 5: Sleep duration and sleep disturbance

Meena Kumari, University College London, Rosie Green, National Centre for Social Research, and James Nazroo, University of Manchester

Chapter 6: Health and social engagement among the oldest old

Edlira Gjonça, University College London, Mai Stafford, University College London, Paola Zaninotto, University College London, James Nazroo, Manchester University, and Natasha Wood, National Centre for Social Research

Chapter 7: Trends in disability

Paola Zaninotto, University College London, James Nazroo, University of Manchester, and James Banks, Institute for Fiscal Studies

Chapter 8: Health risk and health protective biological measures in later life

Cesar de Oliveira, University College London, Aparna Shankar, University College London, Meena Kumari, University College London, Susan Nunn, National Centre for Social Research, and Andrew Steptoe, University College London

Chapter 9: Receipt and giving of help and care

Elizabeth Breeze and Mai Stafford, University College London

Chapter 10: Methodology

David Hussey, Carli Lessof, Kelly Ward and Natasha Wood, National Centre for Social Research

ISBN: 978-1-903274-80-4; Institute for Fiscal Studies, October 2010.

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