The Age 50 Survey took place in 2008. Just under 10,000 of you took part.
Before your interview we posted you a paper questionnaire which covered health, attitudes, leisure activities and asked you to write a little about how you imagined your life to be at age 60.
You were then visited at home by an interviewer who asked you about who you lived with, where you lived, relationships, children, family life, income, employment, pensions and attitudes to retirement, qualifications and training, computer use, health, smoking and drinking, exercise, religion, political activity.
As part of the interview you also completed a series of assessments which measured memory, concentration and other aspects of cognitive ability.
Now We Are 50 (summary report)
This booklet is a summary of the Now We Are 50 report published in 2008 in celebration of the 50th birthday of NCDS study members.
Now We Are 50 (full report)
This report was published in 2008 in celebration of the 50th birthday of NCDS study members. It covers 50 years of social change in Britain and explains how the study’s many findings have helped to shape decision-making in policy areas such as education, employment, housing and health.