United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
Active ageing is a multidimensional concept referring to a situation where people participate in the formal labour market, engage in unpaid productive activities (such as care provision to family members and volunteering), and live healthy, independent and secure lives as they age. Active ageing policies thus need to address a variety of dimensions: enable possibilities for longer working life, ensure social involvement, encourage healthy lifestyles, and provide opportunities for independent living for both men and women. Monitoring such policies and their implementation requires a comprehensive tool that encompasses the multitude of aspects of active ageing.
The Active Ageing Index (AAI), first developed during the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations in 2012, offers a multi-faceted and flexible framework that provides evidence for informed decision-making, development, and monitoring of policies and strategies on ageing at national and subnational levels. It measures how much of older men and women’s potential to contribute to the economy and society is realized and to what extent their working and living environment enables them.
The index is constructed from 22 individual indicators that are disaggregated by sex and grouped into four domains. Detailed information on AAI can be found here. In 2015, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the European Commission's Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL), and the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing ran a science-meet-policy international seminar. At the seminar, researchers from across the globe who had answered a 2014 call for papers presented and debated their work (here). Some of the best research efforts were also published in the Journal of Population Ageing, while others have been disseminated widely via other channels, including a book to be issued in 2017.
The topics of interest include the following:
• Comparing AAI results in two or more countries or subnational regions / local territorial entities and identifying explanatory factors within the context of policy differences
• Analysing AAI results for different population groups according to determinants such as education level, income, residence area (urban/rural) etc., or their combination, identifying reasons behind existing inequalities and making recommendations for better outcomes
• Evaluating AAI as an evidence-based monitoring and advisory tool for policymaking at national and subnational levels, using actual examples of AAI application
• Applying AAI in combination with other measurements to analyse broader ageing-related phenomena
• Contextual analysis and clustering of countries/regions to identify factors underlying active ageing outcomes and capacities for active ageing
• Identifying life-course determinants of diverse active ageing outcomes observed in the AAI calculations
Date limite de dépôt : 29/09/2017.
Langue : Anglais,
Lieu : Bilbao.
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