Eurolink Age and the EC policies on aging Sally Greengross 1 Aging Clinical and Experimental Research volume 5, pages – () Cite this articleAuthor: Sally Greengross. The median age within the EU is expected to increase by years by The number of very old people (aged 85 years or more) is expending rapidly, with more than twice as many very old women as very old men. However, the share of very old men was generally rising at a faster pace than the share of very old women. Karen Chapman is Executive Secretary of Eurolink Age and editor of its Bulletin, which monitors all EC legislation and developments affecting older people. A linguist with a background in European affairs, she has worked for Eurolink Age for nearly five years. (Cont. on page 6)Author: Karen Chapman. Important effects of the ageing of its population will influence the future of the European Union (EU). The population is dramatically ageing, driven both by significant increases in life expectancy and by lower fertility rates than in the past. Population growth is therefore slowing down, along with an increasing old-age dependency ratio. Free movement within the EU, in particular east-west.
In , the Amsterdam Treaty gave the EU competence for combating discrimination based on sex, racial of ethnic origin, religion or belief, age or sexual orientation. Since , the European legislation protects everyone living in the EU from discrimination at work on grounds of age thanks to the Framework directive /78/EC. ‘Ageing Europe — looking at the lives of older people in the EU’ provides a broad range of statistics that describe the everyday lives of the European Union’s (EU) older generations. Figures covering the total population do not always reveal the full and sometimes complex picture of what is happening at a more detailed level within society. Looking at various socioeconomic statistics. ageism and to destigmatize old age. The potential of volunteering may also be used – both in support of older generations and by the older generations themselves. Challenging context: People live longer and healthier lives than ever before and have also the potential to make important contributions to societies at old age. Towards a Political Economy of Old Age* - Volume 1 Issue 1. Although widespread poverty in old age has been recognized in Britain for at least years, research on age and ageing has tended to concentrate on individual adjustment to old age and in turn, on narrow functionalist explanations of depressed social status.
1 Mainstreaming the concerns of older persons into the social development agenda 1. Introduction The proportion of older persons (those aged 60 years and over) rose to 10% of the. retain and recruit older workers or improve their productivity. Only employers in the United Kingdom seem to recognize older workers as a valuable source of labour supply and act accordingly. Keywords: Older workers, ageing, retirement, stereotypes, social policy Author to whom correspondence should be sent: Kène Henkens, NIDI, P.O. Box , NL-. GHK Consulting Ltd to prepare this paper within the framework of the European thematic assistance for the Adaptability pillar of EQUAL.1 Understanding the term ‘age management’ Age management is on the tip of the ‘European tongue’, however one commonly accepted definition of this term is difficult to find. In this paper, we examine the association between living arrangement and cognitive decline among people over 65 living in different European countries. The underlined hypothesis is that living with others (i.e. spouse or/and children) vis-à-vis living alone may have a positive role in maintaining cognitive functioning, but also that such.