Active ageing: Results from Western Finland

A1 Originalartikel i en vetenskaplig tidskrift (referentgranskad)

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Publikationens författare: Fredrica Nyqvist, Mikael Nygård, Fredrik Snellman
Publiceringsår: 2019
Tidskrift: Research On Finnish Society
Volym: 12
Artikelns första sida, sidnummer: 55
Artikelns sista sida, sidnummer: 66
eISSN: 2490-0958


The Active Ageing Index (AAI) can be applied across countries to compare active aging outcomes, evaluate
the current situation regarding ageing, and identify the most desired directions for policy action. While
the AAI-EU is addressed on a national level, it can also be used for assessing active ageing policies on the
municipal level, which is the case in this study. The aim of this article was to assess active ageing amongst
older people in western parts of Finland by adapting the methodology used for the AAI-EU. We used
GERDA data (n=5,011) collected from people aged 66, 71, 76, 81 and 86 for our descriptive analyses. The
results showed that the municipalities differed in their active ageing outcomes, and that men and Swedish
speakers generally scored higher on the index, which is something that warrants further investigation.
Based on the results, we argue that AAI could potentially be used as a tool to monitor various dimensions
of active ageing on a regional level and that gender and ethno-linguistic characteristics should be a central
concern for a discussion on ageing in our study region.


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