More than 9,100 members of the 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS) took part in the age 55 survey which ran between September 2013 and March 2014.
Older people's quality of life begins to drop rapidly in their seventies - and yet most will say they are satisfied with their lives, according to a new study of ageing.
Why do some people become involved in local clubs or volunteer to help in their community while others prefer to stay at home?
People with a strong sense of neighbourhood belonging have better mental wellbeing, according to new research based on the 1946, 1958 and Hertfordshire cohort studies.
Data from the age 42 survey of the 1970 British Cohort Study(BCS70) is now available to download from the UK Data Service.
Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education