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New evidence on active ageing in Europe

New evidence on active ageing in Europe
New evidence on active ageing in Europe
The debate on the impact of ageing on European societies is often concentrated on the potential economic impact on such things as public finances, pensions and labour markets. While we do share the view that the economic dimension is critical, there are also other important aspects to consider when discussing the issue of ageing societies. A large part of this falls under the label of “active
ageing”, which also has major economic implications with regard to employment and productivity in later life.
The two main purposes of this paper are to report new findings on the extent of active ageing in Europe, based on the application of the novel Active Ageing Index, and to explore possible major challenges to active ageing.

Active ageing is the leading global policy response to population ageing. We distinguish here between three groupings of European countries with regard to the extent to which active ageing goals are being achieved. Our starting
point is the concept of active ageing itself.
0020-5346
139-144
Walker, Alan
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Zaidi, Asghar
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Walker, Alan
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Zaidi, Asghar
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Walker, Alan and Zaidi, Asghar (2016) New evidence on active ageing in Europe. Intereconomics, 51 (3), 139-144. (doi:10.1007/s10272-016-0592-0).

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Abstract

The debate on the impact of ageing on European societies is often concentrated on the potential economic impact on such things as public finances, pensions and labour markets. While we do share the view that the economic dimension is critical, there are also other important aspects to consider when discussing the issue of ageing societies. A large part of this falls under the label of “active
ageing”, which also has major economic implications with regard to employment and productivity in later life.
The two main purposes of this paper are to report new findings on the extent of active ageing in Europe, based on the application of the novel Active Ageing Index, and to explore possible major challenges to active ageing.

Active ageing is the leading global policy response to population ageing. We distinguish here between three groupings of European countries with regard to the extent to which active ageing goals are being achieved. Our starting
point is the concept of active ageing itself.

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Accepted/In Press date: 5 February 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 30 June 2016
Organisations: Gerontology, Centre for Population Change

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Local EPrints ID: 411117
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/411117
ISSN: 0020-5346
PURE UUID: 03106e8a-e4ad-458b-b2b0-76b9eb10d41e

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Date deposited: 14 Jun 2017 16:31
Last modified: 08 Jan 2022 19:13

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Author: Alan Walker
Author: Asghar Zaidi

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