(2014) Generation R: risk, resilience, ready for ageing?

in Statistical surveys

This research report provides a uniquely informed view, via statistical analysis and qualitative research, of the cohort of people aged 50-64 living in England in 2014. Age UK conducted a statistical analysis of over 4,500 people aged between 50 and 64 who took part in the English Longitudinal Survey of Ageing (ELSA) between 2010 and 2012. It also carried out qualitative research which elucidated important similarities and differences in the attitudes and views across the cohort. Using a range of indicators across economic, health, social and demographic domains, the analysis resulted in seven distinct clusters showing widely ranging income, wealth and health across the age group. This report provides a uniquely informed view of this age group, which it has called "Generation R" to reflect their resilience, risk and readiness for ageing.


June 2014, published online by Age UK http://www.ageuk.org.uk/professional-resources-home/research/social-research/research-reports1/


http://www.ageuk.org.uk/professional-resources-home/research/social-research/research-reports1/

Keywords

statistics, English Longtitudinal Survey of Ageing, ELSA, ready for ageing, baby boomers