Gerontology Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)
Trinity College Dublin
Alan Barrett, George Savva, Virpi Timonen and Rose Anne Kenny (eds), Fifty plus in Ireland 2011: First results from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, May, 2011
The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) is a large-scale, nationally
representative study of people aged 50 and over in Ireland. It is the most ambitious
study of ageing ever carried out in Ireland and represents a step-change in terms of
data, knowledge and understanding of ageing with which to inform policy and novel
TILDA is designed to maximise comparability with other well-established
international longitudinal studies.
More than 8,000 people aged 50 and over accepted the invitation to participate
in the first wave of TILDA, and the majority of these also agreed to undertake a
comprehensive health assessment.
1. Introduction - Rose Anne Kenny and Alan Barrett
2. Socio-Demographic Characteristics Of Older People In Ireland - Yumiko Kamiya and Nick Sofroniou
3. Older People As Members Of Their Families And Communities - Yumiko Kamiya and Virpi Timonen
4. Social Engagement Of Older People - Virpi Timonen, Yumiko Kamiya and Siobhan Maty
5. Physical And Behavioural Health Of Older Irish Adults - Hilary Cronin, Claire O’Regan and Rose Anne Kenny
6. Mental Health And Cognitive Function - Claire O’Regan, Hilary Cronin and Rose Anne Kenny
7. Health And Social Care Utilisation - Charles Normand, Yumiko Kamiya, Virpi Timonen and Brendan Whelan
8. Retirement And Labour Market Participation - Irene Mosca and Alan Barrett
9. Income and Asset Levels of Older People - Vincent O’ Sullivan and Richard Layte
10. Quality Of Life And Beliefs About Ageing - Hannah McGee, Karen Morgan, Anne Hickey, Helen Burke and George Savva
11. Methodology - George Savva
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