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Increasing inclusion and participation of the young-old and the old-old
National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing (INRCA), Italy.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1497-0011
National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing (INRCA), Italy.
National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing (INRCA), Italy.
2013 (English)In: The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, ISSN 1279-7707, E-ISSN 1760-4788, Vol. 17, no Supplement, June/July, S132-S132 p.Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction: While healthy ageing represents a pre-condition for older people to enjoy a longer and disability-free life span, quality of life in older age is dependent also upon society’s ability to grant individuals social protection, as well as to promote their active participation in the community until the very end of life. These issues constitute a challenge for current and future research on ageing.

Method: A 2-year consultation process with over 70 international experts was conducted within the FUTURAGE work-stream focussedon social and economic resources in ageing research. This process allowed a comprehensive discussion on most relevant social participation and protection issues involving scientists, users’ organisations, policy makers and other stakeholders, which led to a set of specific research priorities.

Results: The main challenges identified for future ageing research concerning social participation are: ageism; migration; life-long learning; digital divide; spirituality; volunteering; mobility and accessibility; discrimination in the labour market; consumption and access to products and services; and work-life balance. As for social protection, the following core issues have been spotted: sustainability; support to informal carers (also through ICT-based services); efficiency; access to care; cost-effectiveness and quality of interventions; initiatives to improve intergenerational solidarity.

Conclusion: Societal challenges related to social participation and sustainability of social protection systems clearly urge new actions in research, practices and policy on ageing. In particular, the identification of over-arching issues, barriers and enablers contributes to strengthen scientific research in the field, as well as to support policy makers in improving social life and quality of life of older people.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 17, no Supplement, June/July, S132-S132 p.
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Gerontology, specializing in Medical and Health Sciences Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
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Medicine, Gerontology; Social Sciences, Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-51615OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-51615DiVA: diva2:915617
Conference
20th International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress
Available from: 2016-03-30 Created: 2016-03-30 Last updated: 2016-04-11Bibliographically approved

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