Active Ageing Index: A Russian Study
In this chapter the authors focus on the application of AAI domains in Russia and at the subnational level of Russian Federal Districts, to find methodological and real-life challenges in the process of evaluating and enhancing wellbeing of older people. Total AAI for Russia accounts for 30.2 points, which corresponds to the 22nd rank among 29 countries. Enabling environment and capacity are the most contributing domains of active ageing in Russia. Employment and social participation domains contribute considerably less to active ageing provision. Little difference between Russian regions in overall scores is accompanied by considerable variations of sub-indices within all domains in the regions. The practical use of the AAI in Russia could be beneficial for the state policy aimed at ensuring older adults’ wellbeing while population ageing.
Data analysis was supported by the project “Evaluation and enhancement of social, economic and emotional wellbeing of older adults”, under the agreement No.14.Z50.31.0029, Tomsk Polytechnic University. Data collection was supported by the Tomsk Polytechnic University within the framework of Tomsk Polytechnic University Competitiveness Enhancement Program.
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