Wave 2 of the TILDA study has begun and we will be visiting all those who took part in Wave 1 over the next few months. We hope to look at how participants’ circumstances and experiences have changed (or stayed the same) over the last couple of years.
Similar to before, an interviewer will visit all participants, at some stage over the next few months. When the interviewer visits, they will ask questions about things we believe to be important in the lives of people aged 50 and over. Topics covered include health, housing, social support, work, retirement, pensions and quality of life.
Since the last interview we have added new questions including some on personality. The last time we visited there was also a follow-up health assessment. There will not be health assessment during this wave. Instead the interviewer will take a measure of handgrip strength and walking speed.