The world is aging, and the percentages of older people are on a dramatic ascent. This dramatic demographic aging of human society is not gender neutral; it is mostly about older women. One of the key policy approaches to address the aging revolution is known as “active aging,” crystalized by the WHO in 2002 by three pillars: participation, health, and security. The active aging policy has financial and economic aspects and affects both men and women. However, as argued in this article, a gender-based approach has not been adopted within the existing active aging framework. Therefore, a new gender-specific research agenda is needed, one that focuses on an interrelation between gender and different economic aspects of “active aging” from international, comparative, cultural, and longitudinal perspectives.
SOURCE: Paz, Amira and Doron, Israel Issi and Tur-Sinai, Aviad. “Gender, Aging and the Economics of “Active Aging”: Setting a New Research Agenda.” (April 17, 2018). Journal of Women & Aging,
2018, 30(3): 184-203. DOI: 10.1080/08952841.2017.1295677.
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