Building Evidence for Active Ageing Policies

Active Ageing Index and its Potential

  • Asghar Zaidi
  • Sarah Harper
  • Kenneth Howse
  • Giovanni Lamura
  • Jolanta Perek-Białas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Asghar Zaidi, Sarah Harper, Kenneth Howse, Giovanni Lamura, Jolanta Perek-Białas
    Pages 1-15
  3. Building Evidence for Active Ageing Policies Active Ageing Index and its Potential

  4. Subnational Adaptations of the AAI

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Amaia Bacigalupe, Yolanda González-Rábago, Unai Martín, Sergio Murillo, Alfonso Unceta
      Pages 97-115
    3. Mireia Ferri Sanz, Jorge Garcés Ferrer, Willeke van Staalduinen, Rodd Bond, Menno Hinkema
      Pages 117-138
    4. Elena del Barrio, Angel Rodriguez-Laso, Olga Mayoral, Mayte Sancho, Lide Amilibia
      Pages 139-165
    5. Luciana Quattrociocchi, Daria Squillante, Mauro Tibaldi
      Pages 167-189
  5. Comparative Analysis of Active Ageing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Eralba Cela, Mariateresa Ciommi
      Pages 211-237
    3. Christian Ernst Heinrich Boehler, Timea Mariann Helter, Ibrahim-Kholilul Rohman, Fabienne Abadie
      Pages 239-258
  6. Methodological Improvements in Measuring Active Ageing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Sara Valente de Almeida, Pedro Pita Barros
      Pages 313-341
    3. Coro Piñeiro Vázquez, Jesús Marcial Méndez Magán, Sara Marsillas Rascado, Antonio Rial Boubeta, Teresa Braña Tobío, Jesús Varela Mallou
      Pages 343-361
  7. Use of Active Ageing Index in Non-EU Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. Qian Xiong, Arkadiusz Wiśniowski
      Pages 365-384
    3. Galina A. Barysheva, Elena A. Frolova, Veronika A. Malanina, Ekaterina A. Taran
      Pages 409-435
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 465-470

About this book


This book provides multinational evidence on active and healthy ageing. It generates authoritative new knowledge for mutual learning and policymaking in addressing challenges linked with population ageing. The authors discuss how to achieve better active ageing outcomes through appropriate policies including addressing life course determinants of active and healthy ageing. The chapters are distinctive in their focus on quantitative analysis of active and healthy ageing based on a first-of-its-kind composite measure, the Active Ageing Index developed during the 2012 European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. Contributors include researchers, civil service representatives, policymakers and other stakeholders from national, regional and European organisations. This edited volume provides a multidisciplinary resource for academics and policy makers in various areas of the social sciences, especially those studying population ageing and its consequences, economists, sociologists, social policy analysts and public health experts. 


Ageing Active ageing Active Ageing Index Health and Pensions in Europe Population ageing AAI Social Roles of Older People Silver Work Index Ageing in China Ageing in Portugal Ageing in Europe Ageing in Latin America Ageing in Russia Ageing in the Basque Country Ageing in Spain

Editors and affiliations

  • Asghar Zaidi
    • 1
  • Sarah Harper
    • 2
  • Kenneth Howse
    • 3
  • Giovanni Lamura
    • 4
  • Jolanta Perek-Białas
    • 5
  1. 1.University of SouthamptonSouthamptonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.University of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.INRCA National Institute of Health and Science on AgingAnconaItaly
  5. 5.Jagiellonian University in KrakówKrakówPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-6016-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-6017-5
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