The Policy Discourse of Active Ageing: Some Reflections – Journal of Population Ageing

INTRODUCTION – Extract Why Active Ageing Matters By the end of the first half of the twentieth century most European states had introduced public pension schemes of one sort or another. In doing so they were affirming the role of the state in providing individuals with a form of support that all but a few … [Read More] The Policy Discourse of Active Ageing: Some Reflections – Journal of Population Ageing

NEW Issue: Australian Journal of Dementia Care

February/March 2017 Cover story: Creative ways to care  Bethanie Care Group and Agelink Theatre in Western Australia have collaborated on a theatre, music and reminiscence project which culminated in a performance staged by and for people with dementia, in front of an audience of 300. Staff engagement and upskilling enhances job, care quality WA’s Brightwater Care … [Read More] NEW Issue: Australian Journal of Dementia Care

A Critique of the Active Ageing Index – Journal of Aging Studies

Highlights The active ageing index (AAI) is a major policy tool to monitor active ageing. We offer a comprehensive critical analysis of the AAI and of its usefulness. The AAI models ageing and older people, with ingrained a priori assumptions. The AAI does not account for capabilities, resources and preferences. The AAI suffers from several … [Read More] A Critique of the Active Ageing Index – Journal of Aging Studies

Rising Preferred Retirement Age in Europe: Are Europe’s future pensioners adapting to pension system reforms? – Journal of Aging & Social Policy

ABSTRACT This study investigates whether older workers have adapted their preferred retirement age to the pension reforms aimed at extending working life. Based on data from Eurobarometer and the European Social Survey in 12 European countries, the analysis shows that future pensioners have indeed increased their preferred retirement age and adjusted to the new credo … [Read More] Rising Preferred Retirement Age in Europe: Are Europe’s future pensioners adapting to pension system reforms? – Journal of Aging & Social Policy

The Challenges of Active Ageing in the UK: A case study of the approach to retirement in the UK – Challenges of Active Ageing

ABSTRACT In 2011, age discrimination legislation in the UK was repealed. As a result, it became unlawful for employers to have a contractual retirement age, unless this can be objectively justified in order to achieve a legitimate aim. This chapter will review the extent to which these legislative changes are helping to meet the challenges … [Read More] The Challenges of Active Ageing in the UK: A case study of the approach to retirement in the UK – Challenges of Active Ageing

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