Title

Age 50 Survey (2008)

Alternate Title

NCDS 8

Principal Investigator

Jane Elliott

Publisher

Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education

Abstract

2008 was a particularly symbolic year for the National Child Development Study as cohort members turned 50! Fieldwork for the 50th anniversary study began in August 2008 and ran until Spring 2009.

The study was comprised of: A 60 minute CAPI interview (which included a series of memory and concentration tasks and a 10 minute self-completion section) and a 16 page self-completion questionnaire which was mailed to all cohort members before their interview.

The core aim was to update the social, economic and health information collected in 2004 but new areas of data collection included more detailed questions about the care needs of cohort members’ parents; a new module covering symptoms of the menopause and a module featuring a series of cognitive ability tests. The AUDIT test replaced CAGE as a measure of problem drinking.

LifeStage

Mid-adulthood

LifeStageDescription

31 - 59 years

Time

Date
August2008 - May2009

Geography

Highest Level
Country
Country
GB-ENG
Country
GB-WLS
Country
GB-SCT
Grant Number
RES-579-28-5001
Kinds of Data
Survey Data, Demographic Data, Assessment Data
Analysis Unit
Individual
Metadata Packages