THE SCOTTISH LONGITUDINAL STUDY, An Introduction

Hattersley, L. & Boyle, P. (2007) SLS Technical Working Paper 1. Longitudinal Studies Centre Scotland: Edinburgh/St Andrews, 16 April 2007. [SLS]

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The Longitudinal Studies Centre – Scotland (LSCS) is an ESRC-funded centre of excellence for the creation, manipulation and analysis of longitudinal data. Its main project has been the establishment of the Scottish Longitudinal Study (SLS) which is a large scale linkage study created from the linkage of data from routine administrative and statistical sources. These include Census data, vital events data (births, deaths, marriages), National Health Service Central Register (NHSCR) data (migration in or out of Scotland) and NHS data (cancer registrations and hospital discharges). ...

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