Gender, Aging and the Economics of 'Active Aging': Setting a New Research Agenda

Journal of Women & Aging, 2018, 30(3): 184-203. DOI: 10.1080/08952841.2017.1295677

Posted: 7 May 2018 Last revised: 7 Aug 2018

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Amira Paz

Independent

Israel Issi Doron

University of Haifa - Department of Gerontology

Aviad Tur-Sinai

Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel; Hebrew University of Jerusalem; University of Rochester - School of Nursing

Date Written: April 17, 2018

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Active aging, gender, gero-feminism, health perception, poverty, work participation

JEL Classification: J16, J26

Suggested Citation

Paz, Amira and Doron, Israel and Tur-Sinai, Aviad, Gender, Aging and the Economics of 'Active Aging': Setting a New Research Agenda (April 17, 2018). Journal of Women & Aging, 2018, 30(3): 184-203. DOI: 10.1080/08952841.2017.1295677. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3166113

Amira Paz

Independent ( email )

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Israel Doron

University of Haifa - Department of Gerontology ( email )

Haifa 31905
Israel
972-4-8249954 (Phone)
972-4-8249946 (Fax)

Aviad Tur-Sinai (Contact Author)

Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel ( email )

Emek Yezreel, 19300
Yezreel 19300
Israel

Hebrew University of Jerusalem ( email )

Mount Scopus
Jerusalem, IL Jerusalem 91905
Israel

University of Rochester - School of Nursing ( email )

Helen Wood Hall
601 Elmwood Ave
Rochester, NY 14642
United States

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