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Examining ageing in the British cohort studies: Measurement, research and access

08 February 2024, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

The UCL portico. Blue skies.

Join this event which will report on data on ageing and key life-course transitions using CLS cohort studies and highlights future research opportunities.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

CLS Events

This webinar is aimed at anyone interested in life-course ageing research, both those new to the cohort studies as well as experienced cohort data users.
 
It aims to give an overview of the fantastic data on ageing available in the cohort studies and highlight the types of ageing research that can be undertaken, including the cross-generational life course approach to healthy and inclusive ageing.

We’ll look at different areas of ageing and how the studies have tracked experiences at different life-stage transitions including the importance of early life experiences, from school to work and from midlife to retirement.
 
We will showcase data on specific aspects of ageing, including how healthy ageing, changes in caring responsibilities and financial resources in retirement are measured in the cohort studies. We will highlight data which have been captured consistently across different stages of the life-course and explain how you can access the data for your projects.
 
 We will also illustrate some of the seminal work on ageing previously conducted using the CLS cohort studies.

CLS birth cohorts

  • 1958 National Child Development Study
  • 1970 British Cohort Study
  • Next Steps (born 1989-90)
  • Millennium Cohort Study (born 2000-02)

Webinar aims

  • Outline ageing data available in the CLS cohort studies, including life-course ageing, life-stage transitions and events
  • Illustrate some of the seminal work in ageing research using the CLS cohort studies
  • Highlight the types of ageing research that can be conducted using birth cohorts, from early to later life
  • Illustrate the cross-generational life course approach to healthy and inclusive ageing

Presenters

  • George Ploubidis, Professor of Population Health and Statistics and Director of the 1958 National Child Development Study and the 1970 British Cohort Study - Centre for Longitudinal Studies
  • Vanessa Moulton, Senior Research Fellow - Centre for Longitudinal Studies

Panel

  • Dario Moreno Agostino, Senior Research Fellow - Centre for Longitudinal Studies
  • Laura Gimeno, PhD student - Centre for Longitudinal Studies

This event will be particularly useful for researchers and policy teams.

This online webinar is free to attend and will be conducted live, with an opportunity to ask questions. A recording will be made available and will be distributed within two weeks of the event.


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