Understanding the Oldest Old: the 85+ Age Group (ILC / PFRC / BBC News)


A new report from the International Longevity Centre (ILC) and Personal Finance Research Centre (PFRC), published as part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Secondary Data Analysis Initiative (ESRC SDAI), presents analyses exploring financial dimensions of wellbeing and other quality of life measures concerning older age.

Data has been derived from the “Understanding Society” social survey, which investigated the oldest old (i.e. people aged over 85) and their levels of health, wellbeing and participation. The PFRC and ILC-UK plan to continue their analysis of Understanding Society, concerning aspects of financial wellbeing in particular: a blog on this subject is available.

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Understanding the oldest old. London: The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK), July 24th 2013.

Healthy Life Expectancy

A BBC News commentary possibly of related interest:

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Triggle, N. (2013). The importance of ‘healthy life expectancy’. London: BBC Health News, July 29th 2013.

[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].

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