Current status of the program (2001)
NESTOR-funding ended in 1996. Specific projects linked to the side-studies on networks (NWO grant 510-77-501; 1993-1998) and widowhood (NWO grant 510-77-603; 1994-1999) were completed in 2000 (PhD dissertation by Klein Ikkink) and 2001 (PhD dissertation by Van Baarsen), respectively. For some LASA-projects, the data collected within the framework of LSN served as baseline. Furthermore, the unique data collected within LSN provided and will provide great opportunities for studying the aged and aging. Recently a program on Diversity in Late Life was launched (NWO grant 410-12-016P; 2001-2005). This program includes five projects and studies early and middle life trajectories with retrospective data collected within LSN and late-life trajectories with longitudinal data collected within LSN and LASA.