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A new policy perspective on ageing

Alan Walker

in The new science of ageing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447314660
eISBN:
9781447314691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447314660.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter examines the contribution of the multi-disciplinary NDA Programme and outlines the new policy approach that is required to accompany the new scientific one advanced in this volume. It ... More


Life course epidemiology, ageing research, and maturing cohort studies: a dynamic combination for understanding healthy ageing

Diana Kuh, Marcus Richards, Rachel Cooper, Rebecca Hardy, and Yoav Ben-Shlomo

in A Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199656516
eISBN:
9780191748042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656516.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Society views population ageing as a challenge at best, and as a social problem at worst, despite increased life expectancy being a notable human achievement. Population health trends show an ... More


Critique of Active Ageing Models

Virpi Timonen

in Beyond Successful and Active Ageing: A Theory of Model Ageing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447330172
eISBN:
9781447330219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447330172.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Just as the successful ageing literature paints a picture of a successfully ageing individual and seeks to understand what constitutes such a person, active ageing language in the realm of policy ... More


Paradoxical constructions in Danish elder care

Anne Liveng

in Ethics of Care: Critical advances in international perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447316510
eISBN:
9781447316534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316510.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Transformations take place in Danish elder care due to neo-liberal modernization processes which imply a conception of human beings as rational and autonomous while simultaneously increasing the ... More


‘Woo-hoo, what a ride!’ Older people, life stories and active ageing

Lorna Warren and Amanda Clarke

in Valuing older people: A humanist approach to ageing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422927
eISBN:
9781447304173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422927.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter argues that older people experience active ageing in a diversity of ways, both shared and unique, which are not necessarily captured in existing research, showing how active ageing is ... More


Beyond Successful and Active Ageing: A Theory of Model Ageing

Virpi Timonen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447330172
eISBN:
9781447330219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447330172.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This book argues that concepts such as successful, active, positive, healthy and productive ageing - ubiquitous terms in research, marketing and policymaking concerned with older adults – are ... More


Active ageing: social participation and volunteering in later life

Áine Ní Léime and Sheelah Connolly

in Ageing through austerity: Critical perspectives from Ireland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447316237
eISBN:
9781447316244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316237.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Active ageing is recommended by international policy bodies including the World Health Organisation as a means to tackle the challenges of demographic ageing. This chapter considers active ageing in ... More


Healthy ageing: upstream actions to prevent illness

Liz Lloyd

in Health and care in ageing societies: A new international approach

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781861349194
eISBN:
9781447307600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349194.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

In this chapter the idea of primary prevention is explored in relation to policies and practices on healthy ageing. It examines in greater detail the potential of salutogenic perspectives on health ... More


Politics, place and ageing

Martin Hyde and Paul Higgs

in Ageing and Globalisation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447322276
eISBN:
9781447322283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322276.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter critically maps the global landscapes of the politics of ageing and later life. This is important because any understanding of the relationship between globalization and ageing needs ... More


Active ageing: Voluntary work by older people in Europe

Andrea Principi, Per H. Jensen, and Giovanni Lamura (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447307204
eISBN:
9781447303145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307204.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

‘Active ageing’ has become a key phrase in discourses about challenges and remedies for demographic ageing and the enrolment of older adults into voluntary work is an important dimension of it. The ... More


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