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Handbook of Active Ageing and Quality of Life

From Concepts to Applications

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  • Addresses the new challenges of ageing all over the world, from the paradigm of a positive ageing (active, healthy, successful) for a better quality of later life

  • Includes domain-specific and geographical contributions on the importance of an ageing society around the world

  • Provides theoretical perspectives and empirical studies, including scientific knowledge and also practical experiences about the good ageing and the quality in later life around the world

Part of the book series: International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life (IHQL)

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Table of contents (39 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction: Methodological and Empirical Advances in Active Ageing and Quality of Life

    • Gloria Fernández-Mayoralas, Fermina Rojo-Pérez
    Pages 1-11
  3. Theoretical and Conceptual Perspectives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 13-13
    2. Active Aging and Quality of Life

      • Rocío Fernández-Ballesteros, Macarena Sánchez-Izquierdo, Marta Santacreu
      Pages 15-42
    3. Active Aging and the Longevity Revolution

      • Alexandre Kalache, Ina Voelcher, Marilia Louvison
      Pages 43-62
    4. Active Ageing and Quality of Life: A Systematized Literature Review

      • Fermina Rojo-Pérez, Gloria Fernández-Mayoralas, Vicente Rodríguez-Rodríguez
      Pages 63-96
    5. The Life Course Construction of Inequalities in Health and Wealth in Old Age

      • Michel Oris, Marie Baeriswyl, Andreas Ihle
      Pages 97-109Open Access
    6. Lifelong Learning and Quality of Life

      • Mª Ángeles Molina, Rocío Schettini
      Pages 111-119
    7. Aging at a Developmental Crossroad

      • Feliciano Villar, Rodrigo Serrat
      Pages 121-133
    8. Quality of Life of Older People with Dementia

      • Beatriz León-Salas, Maria João Forjaz, Carmen Rodríguez-Blázquez, Pablo Martínez-Martín
      Pages 135-146
  4. Social Policy Issues and Research Agenda

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 147-147
    2. “Active Ageing”: Its Relevance from an Historical Perspective

      • Julio Pérez Díaz, Antonio Abellán García
      Pages 171-184
    3. Transnational Aging and Quality of Life

      • Vincent Horn
      Pages 185-200
    4. Civil Society Organizations’ Discourse and Interventions to Promote Active Ageing in Relation with the Quality of Life in Latin-America

      • Vicente Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Verónica Montes de Oca Zavala, Mariana Paredes, Sagrario Garay-Villegas
      Pages 217-233
    5. Outdoor Green Spaces and Active Ageing from the Perspective of Environmental Gerontology

      • Diego Sánchez-González, Carmen Egea-Jiménez
      Pages 235-251
    6. Active Ageing and Quality of Life

      • Alan Walker
      Pages 253-270
  5. Methods, Measurement Instruments-Scales, Evaluations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 271-271
    2. Active Ageing and Quality of Life

      • Carmen Rodríguez-Blázquez, Maria João Forjaz
      Pages 273-283

About this book

This handbook presents an overview of studies on the relationship of active ageing and quality of life. It addresses the new challenges of ageing from the paradigm of positive ageing (active, healthy and successful) for a better quality of life. It provides theoretical perspectives and empirical studies, including scientific knowledge as well as practical experiences about the good ageing and the quality of later life around the world, in order to respond to the challenges of an aged population. The handbook is structured in 4 sections covering theoretical and conceptual perspectives, social policy issues and research agenda, methods, measurement instrument-scales and evaluations, and lastly application studies including domains and geographical contexts.   

Chapter 5 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.


Keywords

  • Active Aging and Quality of Life
  • Quality of Life of Older People
  • Generativity in Later Life
  • Developmental Social Policy and Active Aging
  • Transnational Aging and Healthy Aging
  • Measuring the Impact of Active Aging
  • Ageing and Gender
  • Flourishing and Languishing of Individuals
  • Quality of Life of Older People in South Africa
  • Ageing and Well-Being in Australia
  • Ageing and Well-Being in Canada
  • Achieving Active Ageing in Europe
  • Active Aging and Care

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute of Economics, Geography and Demography (IEGD), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Research Group on Ageing (GIE-CSIC), Ageing Network of the Latin American Population Association (ALAP), Madrid, Spain

    Fermina Rojo-Pérez

  • Institute of Economics, Geography and Demography (IEGD), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Research Group on Ageing (GIE-CSIC), Madrid, Spain

    Gloria Fernández-Mayoralas

About the editors

Fermina Rojo-Perez is a Research Scientist at the Institute of Economics, Geography and Demography (IEGD), in the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Madrid, Spain. She carries out her work in the Research Group on Ageing (GIE-CSIC) and belongs to the Spanish Research Group on Quality of Life and Ageing (CSIC and ISCIII) as a multidisciplinary net. The domains related to age-friendly settings and living conditions, as facilitators or inhibitors for an active ageing with quality of life, are among its priority research topics, approached through quantitative, qualitative and mixed methodology, and from a scientific and lay-perspectives. She has coordinated several research projects and networks on active ageing, and participates in projects on the topic of interest. Currently, she is involved in research on social and gerontological aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic in older people living in different residential environments (family home, long-term care settings). Other line of research deals with the age-friendly communities and its domains, focusing on the social inclusion to deepen into the stereotypes of old age. She belongs to several scientific societies (AGE, SEGG, ISQOLS), disseminates her research in monographs and in scientific journals of impact, and has been a co-partner, jointly with the research groups, of various awards.

Gloria Fernandez-Mayoralas holds a PhD in Human Geography by Complutense University at Madrid. She is a Research Scientist at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), where she directed the Institute of Economics, Geography and Demography (IEGD) between 2011 and 2019. She works in the field of population studies, focusing on living conditions, wellbeing, and quality of life in old age, particularly on health conditions and physical and social environments for an active ageing. Dr. Fernandez-Mayoralas belongs to the Research Group on Ageing (GIE-CSIC) and is also involved in the Spanish Research Group on Quality of Life and Ageing, a multidisciplinary network between CSIC and the Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII) for the study of active ageing and quality of life of older adults living in different residential contexts. From 2016 to 2022 she is coordinating the Program “Active Ageing, Quality of Life and Gender” (ENCAGE-CM), a research consortium forms by CSIC, ISCIII, public and private universities, companies providing health and social services, and Third Sector and Civil Society Organizations.


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USD 219.00
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Softcover Book
USD 279.99
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USD 279.99
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