Ageing and the Elderly

Recently published datasets | Other datasets | Data series | Datasets elsewhere

FSD holdings contain a number of data series and individual datasets suitable for research on ageing and the elderly. There are also many datasets that contain individual questions and variables which are potentially useful to researchers of the subject. The data archived at the FSD can be downloaded free of charge from Aila Data Service, according to the conditions set for each dataset. Please note that below is listed only a sample of all data available at the Archive and we encourage you to search more datasets on the subject on Aila.

Questions and variables of quantitative datasets that have been fielded in English or translated at the FSD can be explored by browsing their codebooks or through Aila variable search. If a quantitative dataset has not yet been translated, you can request a translation free of charge. Qualitative data are only available in their original language. Where applicable, the codebook and other related material are freely accessible on the study description page of each dataset.

Recently published datasets

DataTypeAvailabilityData in EnglishPublished
FSD3138 Death, Loss and Memory 2014qualiC not available2017‑06‑27
FSD2941 Diaconia Barometer 2013quantiB available on request2017‑01‑11
FSD2988 Diaconia Barometer 2011quantiB available on request2017‑01‑10
FSD3013 Vitality 90+ Survey 2014quantiD available on request2017‑01‑10
FSD3011 Vitality 90+ Survey 2007quantiD available on request2016‑09‑05
FSD3008 Vitality 90+ Survey 1998quantiD available on request2016‑09‑05
FSD3007 Vitality 90+ Survey 1996quantiD available on request2016‑09‑05
FSD3006 Vitality 90+ Survey 1995quantiD available on request2016‑09‑05
FSD3012 Vitality 90+ Survey 2010quantiD available on request2016‑09‑05
FSD3009 Vitality 90+ Survey 2001quantiD available on request2016‑09‑05

Other datasets

FSD2711 Elderly People and Technology 2011
The study investigated elderly Finnish people's experiences and perceptions of technology.

FSD2408 Aged Canadian Finns 2004
The survey charted the social relationships, experiences of ageing, and perceptions of Finnishness of Canadian Finns aged over 50 years.

Data series

Data in these series also include questions on the theme.

Vitality 90+ Welfare and Services in Finland ESS (European Social Survey)
Finnish Local Government 2004 ISSP (International Social Survey Programme)

Datasets elsewhere

People interested in finding data on ageing and the elderly should also take a look at data available at other data archives around the world. In Finland, the Language Bank of Finland also provides services to researchers and archives audio and video material. Services of various European social science data archives can be accessed through the website of CESSDA. The UK Data Service has, among other things, a wide variety of excellent qualitative data. Another good source of data is the German GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. The extensive holdings of the American ICPSR are also well worth searching.

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updated 2017-02-24