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Advances in Gerontology

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 15–24 | Cite as

Society for All Ages: Are There Any Prerequisites for its Formation in Russia?

  • N. N. ShestakovaEmail author
  • M. B. SkvortsovaEmail author
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Abstract

The problems of intergenerational interactions in the spheres of labor and leisure are studied in the context of the idea of a society for all ages. The results of measurement of intergenerational relations with sociological methods are presented. An attempt at measuring intergenerational relationships was made in the course of an expert survey conducted by the authors in 2016 within the framework of the project no. 16-02-00495 “Human Capital of the Senior Generation: Preservation and Use,” which was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research. The trends in the application and transformation of mentoring phenomenon were studied, including the establishment of a mixed-age workforce. Facts proving the elderly population’s inclination towards mixed-aged, leisure communication are also revealed. The most important human qualities of the senior generation handed down to children and youth are identified.

Keywords:

society for all ages elderly population young generation interaction between generations in the labor force mentoring mutual mentoring and intergenerational connections in the sphere of leisure 

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The article was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project no. 16-02-00495 “Human Capital of the Senior Generation: Preservation and Use.”

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Regional Economic Studies, Russian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia

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