This book provides multinational evidence on active and healthy ageing. It generates authoritative new knowledge for mutual learning and policymaking in addressing challenges linked with population ageing. The authors discuss how to achieve better active ageing outcomes through appropriate policies including addressing life course determinants of active and healthy ageing. The chapters are distinctive in their focus on quantitative analysis of active and healthy ageing based on a first-of-its-kind composite measure, the Active Ageing Index developed during the 2012 European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. Contributors include researchers, civil service representatives, policymakers and other stakeholders from national, regional and European organisations. This edited volume provides a multidisciplinary resource for academics and policy makers in various areas of the social sciences, especially those studying population ageing and its consequences, economists, sociologists, social policy analysts and public health experts.
- Chapter 1. Introducing Active Ageing Index and its potential; Asghar Zaidi, Sarah Harper, Kenneth Howse, Giovanni Lamura and Jolanta Perek-Bialas.-PART I: USE OF ACTIVE AGEING INDEX FOR POLICYMAKING.- Chapter 2. Are Societies With A High Value On The Active Ageing Index More Age-Integrated?; Pearl A. Dykstra and Maria Fleischmann.- Chapter 3. The Expected, Evaluated, Perceived, Valued, and Prevalent Social Roles of Older People: Are They By Consent?; Lucie Vidovicova.- Chapter 4. The Active Ageing Index and Its Relation to the Quality of Life of Older Adults; Marcela Petrova Kafkova.- Chapter 5. Complementing AAI at the Meso Level - The Silver Work Index; Anne Marit Wohrmann, Jurgen Deller and Leena Pundt.- PART II: SUBNATIONAL ADAPTATIONS OF THE AAI.- ont-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">Chapter 6. The Active Ageing Index in a Southern European region (Biscay): Main results and potentials for policymaking; Amaia Bacigalupe, Yolanda Gonzalez-Rabago, Unai Martin, Sergio Murillo and Alfonso Unceta.-Chapter 7. Evaluating socio-economic impact of Age-Friendly Environments; Mireia Ferri Sanz, Jorge Garces Ferrer, Willeke van Staalduinen, Rodd Bond and Menno Hinkema.- Chapter 8. The Active Ageing Index: A tool to develop the Strategy of Active Ageing in the Basque Country (Spain); Rodriguez-Laso, O. Mayoral, Mayte Sancho And L. Amilibia.- Chapter 9: Greying Italy Across Time, Space And Gender; Luciana Quattrociocchi, Daria Squillante And Mauro Tibaldi.- Part III Comparative Analysis Of Active Ageing.- Chapter 10: Differences In Active Ageing Index In Eastern European Countries. A Comparison Of Poland And The Czech Republic; Kasia Karpinska.- Chapter 11: Ageing In A Multicultural Europe Perspectives And Challenges; Eralba Cela And Mariateresa Ciommi.- Chapter 12: Estimating Weights For The Active Ageing Index (AAA) From Stated Preferences: A Proposal For A Discrete Choice Experiment (DCE); Christian Ernst Heinrich Boehler, Timea Mariann Helter, Ibrahim-Kholilul Rohman, And Fabienne Abadie.- Part IV: Methodological Improvements In Measuring Active Ageing.- Chapter 13: A Cross Country & Cohort Analysis Of Active Ageing Differences Among The Elderly In Europe; Javier Olivera.- Chapter 14: Active Ageing Typologies: A Latent Class Analysis Of The Older Europeans; Bruno Arpino And Valeria Bordone.- Chapter 15: How Relevant Is Active Ageing? Evidence From Portugal; Pedro Pita Barros And Sara Valente De Almeida.- Chapter 16: Study On Active Ageing At Individual Level Based On Active Ageing Index; Coro Pineiro Vazquez, Jesus Marcial Mendez Magan, Sara Marsillas Rascado, Antonio Rial Boubeta, Teresa Brana Tobio And Jesus Varela Mallou.- Part V: Use Of Active Ageing Index In Non-EU Countries.- Chapter 17: Comparative Study Of Active Ageing In China And The EU Countries; Qian Xiong And Arkadiusz Wisniowski.- Chapter 18: Quality Of Life Of The Elderly And Applicability Of The Active Ageing Index To Latin American Countries; Javiera Fanta.- Chapter 19: Active Ageing Index: A Russian Study; Galina A. Barysheva, Elena A. Frolova, Veronika A. Malanina, Ekaterina A. Taran.- Chapter 20: Active Ageing Index In India- Is The Approach Used In European Counties Applicable To Developing Countries?; Aravinda Meera Guntupalli And Suchandrima Chakraborty.