Loneliness Across the Life Course

Timeframe

2017–2019


Funder

Jeanette Crossley Foundation


COMPASS staff

Barry Milne (Principal Investigator), Roy Lay-Yee


Collaborators

University of Auckland: Ngaire Kerse


Description

This study investigates the development of loneliness longitudinally and across the life course, and its risk factors and consequences in relation to different developmental trajectories, using data from:

  1. a longitudinal birth cohort - the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study (DMHDS);
  2. a longitudinal cohort of those aged 85+ - Life and Living in Advanced Age: A cohort study (LiLACS); and
  3. a cross-sectional cohort - the Social Attitudes Survey New Zealand (SASNZ), for the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP).