Title
A critical perspective : towards a broader understanding of 'active ageing' A critical perspective : towards a broader understanding of 'active ageing'
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Sociology
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Sociology
Source (journal)
E-journal of applied psychology
E-Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume/pages
7(2011) :1 , p. 8-14
ISSN
1832-7931
vabb
c:vabb:308491
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
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.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/14b382/4b9911a6.pdf
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