Publication
Title
A critical perspective : towards a broader understanding of 'active ageing'
Author
Abstract
The current paper explains the origin of the active ageing discourse and addresses the diverging definitions that have been used since its introduction. Generally speaking, a differentiation is made between a narrow view of active ageing (i.e. focusing on labour, care and other traditional activities) and a broad perspective. The hazards of applying a narrow point of view are addressed, as such approaches are primarily concerned with the young-old and the distinction between active and passive behaviours is ambiguous. Research and policy implications of broadening the active ageing discourse are discussed.
Language
English
Source (journal)
E-Journal of Applied Psychology
E-journal of applied psychology
Publication
2011
ISSN
1832-7931
Volume/pages
7:1(2011), p. 8-14
Full text (open access)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 29.11.2011
Last edited 02.04.2016
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