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Cohort profile: the English longitudinal study of ageing.
- A. Steptoe, E. Breeze, J. Banks, J. Nazroo
- International journal of epidemiology
- 1 December 2013
The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) is a panel study of a representative cohort of men and women living in England aged ≥50 years. It was designed as a sister study to the Health and… Expand
Disease and disadvantage in the United States and in England.
CONTEXT The United States spends considerably more money on health care than the United Kingdom, but whether that translates to better health outcomes is unknown. OBJECTIVE To assess the relative… Expand
Is There a Retirement-Savings Puzzle?
In this paper we ask whether households are saving enough for their retirement. We use data on income, expenditure and expenditure components to analyse patterns of behaviour at and around the time… Expand
Asset Holding and Consumption Volatility
We investigate the possibility that limited participation in asset markets, and the stock market in particular, might explain the lack of correspondence between the sample moments of the… Expand
Loneliness, social isolation, and behavioral and biological health indicators in older adults.
- A. Shankar, A. McMunn, J. Banks, A. Steptoe
- Psychology, Medicine
- Health psychology : official journal of the…
- 1 July 2011
OBJECTIVE A number of mechanisms have been proposed through which social isolation and loneliness may affect health, including health-related behavioral and biological factors. However, it is unclear… Expand
Happy together: A structural model of couples' joint retirement choices
Evidence from different sources shows that a significant proportion of spouses retire within less than a year from each other, independently of the age difference between them. The existing… Expand
Cognitive Function, Numeracy and Retirement Saving Trajectories
This paper examines the extent to which cognitive abilities relate to differences in trajectories for key economic outcomes as individuals move towards and through their retirement. We look at… Expand
• The inequality in wealth across the older population is much greater than that observed in incomes. As an indication of this inequality, and also the degree to which the ‘average’ wealth measures… Expand
The impact of income shocks on health: evidence from cohort data
We study the effect of permanent income innovations on health for a prime-aged population. Using informationon more than half a million individuals sampled over a twenty-five year period in three… Expand