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2018 Active Ageing Index Analytical Report

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The report presents the latest Active Ageing Index (AAI) calculations and progress over time. The Active Ageing Index is a practical tool for policymakers that helps identify areas in which older people's potential for active ageing is not yet fully realised. It measures the level of which older people live independent lives, participate in paid employment and social activities as well as their capacity to actively age. The index is constructed from 22 individual indicators that are grouped into four domains. Each domain reflects a different aspect of active ageing. AAI also offers breakdown of results by sex to highlight the differences in active ageing for men and women.

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Executive Summary

This report provides a range of examples on how the Active Ageing Index (AAI) can be used as a practical tool by policymakers, researchers and other interested parties to identify areas where appropriate policies can realise the active potential of older people. To this end, the conceptual framework underlying the AAI follows a multidimensional perspective. It takes into account the different forms through which older persons contribute to society and economy – by means of paid or voluntary work, informal care, political participation, or by keeping healthy, informed and independent lifestyles even at an advanced age. It also considers environmental factors which enable them to be more active (such as, for instance, the educational and care systems, or the different infrastructures promoting well-being, social cohesion and digitalisation).

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