What is TILDA?
The Irish LongituDinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) is a large-scale, nationally representative, longitudinal study on ageing in Ireland, the overarching aim of which is to make Ireland the best place in the world to grow old. This study provides a comprehensive and accurate picture of the characteristics, needs and contributions of older persons in Ireland that will be invaluable for: policy-makers and public sector service planner, voluntary sector actors engaged in activities that seek to enhance the social integration of older citizens and many private sector companies in the insurance and services industries.
How does TILDA use maths?
TILDA collect a large volume of data from over 8500 people in Ireland aged over 50 years of age. Statistics is the main type of mathematics used. A part of the TILDA project is Biomedical Engineering where they are developing tools to support positive ageing at a population health level.
Where can I find out more?
More information about this research project can be found on the TILDA website.