English title: Third age and fourth age in ageing societies – divergent social and ethical discourses

Author(s): François Höpflinger -

Language: English

Type: Book chapter

Year: 2017


In this contribution life situations, attitudes and images emerging among the ‘young old’ and the ‘old old’ in central Europe are analysed and discussed. The main research question is how far increasingly popular concepts of ‘young old’ versus ‘old old’ are associated with significant divergences in social and ethical discourses for different phases of later life. Many of the trends mentioned are rapidly evolving and some behavioural trends are only observed among a selective minority of elderly men and women.

From page no: 46

To page no: 56

Anthology: Planning Later Life. Bioethics an Public Health in Ageing Societies

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