Socioeconomic determinants of health and wellbeing across the life course: Australian and English comparisons

This project examines how the life experiences of the baby boom cohort (born 1946-1950) influence health, productivity, wellbeing, pension and service use at ages 60 to 64 years.

Data from the Australian Life History and Health (LHH) Survey was utilised as part of this project. The LHH Survey was a substudy of the Australian 45 and Up Study, with data collection methods modified from the English Longitudinal Survey on Ageing (ELSA) Study. The research team analysed the LHH findings in comparison to ELSA. In 2016, A special issue on ‘Social Inequalities over the Life Course: Comparative Perspectives’, edited by Kendig and Nazroo, was published with the Journal of Population Ageing, including seven articles that examine the influence of different societal and policy developments over the post war period.

Other work examining the socioeconomic determinants of health and wellbeing across the life course includes:

  • Workplace participation patterns across the life course
  • Influence of migration from England to Australia on health and wellbeing in later life
  • Age friendly cities
  • Ageing in place