Using longitudinal data on aging to deepen our understanding of the relationships between alcohol consumption, life course transitions and health in later life.

There is growing awareness among health professionals that drinking at older ages is becoming more of an issue. This reflects the facts that not only is the UK population ageing, but also because population estimates of levels of consumption are increasing at older ages.

The aim of this project is to improve our understanding of drinking in later life by addressing the overall question:

How is the socio-demographic profile of drinking in later life related to the health outcomes associated with drinking and what factors bring about changes in drinking among the elderly?

This project is funded by the ESRC as part of the Secondary Data Analysis Initiative.

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