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The activity patterns of older adults: A cross-sectional study in six European countries

Fortuijn, Joos Droogleever ; van der Meer, Marieke ; Burholt, Vanessa ; Ferring, Dieter ; Quattrini, Sabrina ; Rahm Hallberg, Ingalill LU ; Weber, Germain and Wenger, G. Clare (2006) In Population Space and Place 12(5). p.353-369
Abstract
This paper reports on a cross-national study of the activity patterns of 50-90 year old adults in six European countries, namely Austria, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom. It analyses patterns of activity involvement and the resulting expression of satisfaction. Involvement and satisfaction levels are in turn measured against a number of personal characteristics. The paper challenges the idea of older adults as inactive and unproductive agents and stresses the productive, non-paid contribution of older adults to local economies. The analysis highlights the similarities and differences between the six countries. In general, more similarities than differences are identified. Differences are found with respect... (More)
This paper reports on a cross-national study of the activity patterns of 50-90 year old adults in six European countries, namely Austria, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom. It analyses patterns of activity involvement and the resulting expression of satisfaction. Involvement and satisfaction levels are in turn measured against a number of personal characteristics. The paper challenges the idea of older adults as inactive and unproductive agents and stresses the productive, non-paid contribution of older adults to local economies. The analysis highlights the similarities and differences between the six countries. In general, more similarities than differences are identified. Differences are found with respect to the dimensions of activity involvement and the co-variations between activity involvement and satisfaction with personal characteristics. These differences are interpreted in terms of differences in the cultural and political-institutional context between the six countries. (Less)
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ageing, productive activities, leisure activities, Europe
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Population Space and Place
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12
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5
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353 - 369
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John Wiley and Sons
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1544-8452
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10.1002/psp.422
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English
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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Caring Sciences (Closed 2012) (016514020), The VĂ¥rdal Institute (016540000)
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  author       = {Fortuijn, Joos Droogleever and van der Meer, Marieke and Burholt, Vanessa and Ferring, Dieter and Quattrini, Sabrina and Rahm Hallberg, Ingalill and Weber, Germain and Wenger, G. Clare},
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  publisher    = {John Wiley and Sons},
  series       = {Population Space and Place},
  title        = {The activity patterns of older adults: A cross-sectional study in six European countries},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/psp.422},
  doi          = {10.1002/psp.422},
  volume       = {12},
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