English title: Political Gerontology: Population Ageing and the State of the State

Author(s): Kathrin Komp -

Language: English

Type: Book chapter

Year: 2013

Abstract

Political gerontology reflects on the role of older people in the state. It considers older people in their roles as, for example, voters who shape the state in elections, and as welfare citizens who benefit from and contribute to welfare states. These roles differ between European countries, e.g. because of differences in welfare state provisions. Finally, this chapter discusses what possibilities governments have to encourage active ageing.

From page no: 59

To page no: 77

Anthology: Old age in europe: A Textbook of Gerontology