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National Child Development Study Age 60 Consultation Event

When Jul 11, 2016
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Nunn Hall, UCL Institute of Education, London
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The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) invites members of the scientific community and those interested in this stage of life to take part in this consultation event to help determine the content of the Age 60 Survey of the 1958 British birth cohort.

About the event

Delegates from the scientific community, government departments, members of the third sector and other stakeholders are invited to give their ideas and discuss scientific priorities for the data collection instruments for the Age 60 Survey of the National Child Development Study (NCDS).

Submissions to the online survey consultation that took place from April-June 2016 will also be summarised.


  • Alissa Goodman, Principal Investigator of NCDS, Centre for Longitudinal Studies
  • David Bann, Co-Investigator of NCDS, Centre for Longitudinal Studies
  • Gabriella Conti, Co-Investigator of NCDS, Centre for Longitudinal Studies
  • James Nazroo, University of Manchester

The Age 60 Survey provides the opportunity to collect a range of information from study members to aid the understanding of ageing across multiple life domains. It has the potential to inform a wide range of policies relating to work, health, relationships, and civic participation. 

The survey, which is scheduled for 2018, will involve a 75-minute face-to-face interview covering the following three broad themes:

  • Health, wellbeing and cognition: including topics such as physical health, mental health, medical care, health behaviours (e.g. smoking, drinking, diet and exercise), and cognitive function
  • Finances and employment: including topics such as work, income, wealth (savings and debts, pensions and housing), retirement plans, and education
  • Family, relationships and identity: including topics such as social networks, relationships with partners, parents, children, friends, neighbourhood, social capital, social and political participation, attitudes and values, and religion.

We will also discuss priorities for the inclusion of objective measures of health as it is possible that collection of such measures may be feasible.

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