From Well-Being to Rights: Creating an International Older Persons' Human Rights Index (IOPHRI)

Benny Spanier, Israel Doron

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Abstract

Since the nineteenth century, the world's population of older persons has increased dramatically. Older persons now comprise nearly twenty percent of the world's population, and will likely comprise nearly thirty percent of it by 2040. Because of this increase, there has been a surge of interest in the deveopment of Composite Indicators aimed at measuring he well-being of older persons. However, there has not yet been an effort to create an index that attempts to measure, compare, and evaluate the rights of older persons on a Zlobal-scale. In this Article, Professor Doron and Dr. Spanier justify the need for, and the process of developing, an index which looks at these rghts. Their
index is to be namedthe International Older Persons' Human Rights Index,
or "IOPHRI", and it will be the first of its kind.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-292
Number of pages48
JournalElder LJ
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

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