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.

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.

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.