Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • Preface
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
  • Sections
    1. Introduction

      1. 'Ageing' as an area of research
      2. Longitudinal studies as part of the evidence base
      3. The scope and purpose of this report
    2. Longitudinal studies and ageing

      1. Studies included in the overview
      2. Comparing the studies
    3. Comparing methodology

      1. Sampling
      2. Cohort design
      3. Timeframes
      4. Data collection methods
    4. Comparing content

      1. Key policy themes
      2. Comparing content by priority policy themes
      3. Summary
    5. Funding longitudinal research into ageing

      1. Types of funding
      2. Funding issues in longitudinal research
    6. Conclusions

      1. Main features of longitudinal studies
      2. Potential for international comparison
      3. Contribution of this report
  • End matter
    • References 

    • Appendix A Matrix of longitudinal studies relevant to ageing in Australia

    • Appendix B English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

    • Appendix C Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging 

    • Appendix D Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing

    • Appendix E 45 and Up

    • Appendix F The Dubbo Study of the Health of the Elderly 

    • Appendix G Melbourne Longitudinal Studies on Healthy Ageing Program

    • Appendix H The Sydney Older Persons Study

    • Appendix I Healthy Retirement Project

    • Appendix J Stories of Ageing

    • Appendix K Canberra Longitudinal Study of Ageing

    • Appendix L Florey Adelaide Male Aging Study

    • Appendix M Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study (Health 2000) 

    • Appendix N A Longitudinal Study of Bone Loss in Men

    • Appendix O The South Australian Dental Longitudinal Study

    • Appendix P Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health

    • Appendix Q PATH Through Life Project 

    • Appendix R Negotiating the Life Course

    • Appendix S The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey

    • Appendix T Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Australia

    • Appendix U AusDiab Follow-up Study 

    • Appendix V Australian Temperament Project

    • Appendix W Growing Up in Australia

    • Appendix X Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth