Gender, aging, and the economics of “active aging”: Setting a new research agenda

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The world is aging, and the percentages of older people are on a dramatic ascent. This dramatic demographic aging of human society is not gender neutral; it is mostly about older women. One of the key policy approaches to address the aging revolution is known as “active aging,” crystalized by the WHO in 2002 by three pillars: participation, health, and security. The active aging policy has financial and economic aspects and affects both men and women. However, as argued in this article, a gender-based approach has not been adopted within the existing active aging framework. Therefore, a new gender-specific research agenda is needed, one that focuses on an interrelation between gender and different economic aspects of “active aging” from international, comparative, cultural, and longitudinal perspectives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-203
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Women and Aging
Issue number3
StatePublished - 4 May 2018

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  • Active aging
  • gender
  • gero-feminism
  • health perception
  • poverty
  • work participation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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