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Demography and the labour market

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Demography sources

Pension Trends Chapter 2: Population Change
Pension Trends Chapter 3: Life expectancy and healthy ageing
International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK)

The International Longevity Centre UK is an independent, non-partisan think-tank dedicated to addressing issues of longevity, ageing and population change.

MAP2030 Research Group - Modelling Ageing Populations to 2030

MAP2030 aims to produce high quality analysis to inform public debate and the development of future long-term care and pension policy up to 2030.

Period and cohort life expectancy data - Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Period and cohort expectation of life data based on historical mortality rates and assumed mortality rates from national population projections.

Population projections database - Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Full population projections by age and sex for the UK and constituent countries are produced every two years.

These sets of projections are based on a review of all the underlying assumptions regarding fertility, mortality and net migration.

SHARE - Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe

SHARE is a multidisciplinary and cross-national panel database of micro data on health, socio-economic status and social and family networks of more than 30,000 individuals aged 50 and over.

Labour market sources

Pension Trends Chapter 4: The labour market and retirement
Employment of the older generation (491.3 Kb Pdf)
Labour Force Survey (LFS) - Office for National Statistics (ONS)

The LFS is a quarterly continuous survey of around 60,000 households in the UK. Its purpose is to provide information on the UK labour market using internationally agreed definitions of unemployment, employment and economic activity.

LFS data can be used to analyse the labour market activity of older workers both before and after state pension age.

Older workers in the UK: variations in economic activity status by socio-demographic characteristics, household and caring commitments (140.7 Kb Pdf)
The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) Wave 3 Chapter 2: Extending working lives
The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) Wave 2 Chapter 3: Labour market transitions
The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) Wave 1 Chapter 4: Work and retirement
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