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The policy discourse of active ageing: Some reflections

The policy discourse of active ageing: Some reflections
The policy discourse of active ageing: Some reflections
The active ageing framework moves policy thinking away from a one-sided concern with the affordability of age-related entitlements and the challenges posed by the increasing burden of a continually expanding older population. The wider platform of active ageing strategies emphasises that government policies designed to achieve participation in both paid employment and social engagement will act as social investments. These policies will help to prevent the loss of valuable expertise and the accumulated experience of older people. They will strengthen the human and structural resilience of ageing societies, and enable them to deal more effectively with the longer-term economic and societal challenges of population change. This paper discusses the policy discourse of active ageing, using the active ageing index as a tool.

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Zaidi, Asghar
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Howse, Kenneth
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Zaidi, Asghar
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Zaidi, Asghar and Howse, Kenneth (2017) The policy discourse of active ageing: Some reflections. Journal of Population Ageing, 10 (1), 1-10. (doi:10.1007/s12062-017-9174-6).

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Abstract

The active ageing framework moves policy thinking away from a one-sided concern with the affordability of age-related entitlements and the challenges posed by the increasing burden of a continually expanding older population. The wider platform of active ageing strategies emphasises that government policies designed to achieve participation in both paid employment and social engagement will act as social investments. These policies will help to prevent the loss of valuable expertise and the accumulated experience of older people. They will strengthen the human and structural resilience of ageing societies, and enable them to deal more effectively with the longer-term economic and societal challenges of population change. This paper discusses the policy discourse of active ageing, using the active ageing index as a tool.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 18 February 2017
Published date: 1 March 2017
Organisations: Gerontology, Centre for Population Change

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Local EPrints ID: 411628
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/411628
ISSN: 1874-7884
PURE UUID: 48b194d6-c38b-4ce5-9f85-cb28bd210e11

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Date deposited: 21 Jun 2017 16:31
Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 19:48

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