Study Description

Title

Age 50 Survey (2008)

Alternate Title

NCDS 8

Principal Investigator

Professor 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.

Study website: www.cls.ucl.ac.uk/cls-studies/1958-national-child-development-study/ncds-age-50-sweep

LifeStage

Mid-adulthood

LifeStageDescription

31 - 59 years

Coverage

Date
August2008 - May2009
Highest Level
Country
Country
GB-ENG
Country
GB-WLS
Country
GB-SCT

Funding

Grant Number
RES-579-28-5001

Data

Kinds of Data
Survey Data, Demographic Data, Assessment Data
Analysis Unit
Individual

NCDS Age 50 Cohort Member Paper Self-Completion

Name

ncds8_sc

Label

NCDS Age 50 Cohort Member Paper Self-Completion

Collection Organization
Data Collection Date
August2008 - May2009
Mode of Data Collection

Self-administered survey using a traditional paper questionnaire.

NCDS Age 50 CAI Questionnaire

Name

ncds_08_cai

Label

NCDS Age 50 CAI Questionnaire

Collection Organization
Data Collection Date
August2008 - May2009
Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face computer-assisted personal interviewing.

Mode of Data Collection

Self-administered survey via a custom interviewing programme that does not use real time data transfers (CASI).

Extra

CLOSER High Level Groups