Diversity of Ageing Policy ConceptsAndrzej Klimczuk
- December 2016, Nature Publishing Group
- DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-53523-8_4
What is it about?
This chapter reviews the concepts of ageing policy that prepare individuals and communities to old age. The old age and ageing are generally described in the literature in various terms as “socioeconomic challenges,” “problems,” or “issues.” This chapter explores how various policy concepts both as theories (descriptive models) and as ideologies or strategies (normative models) define the possibilities of constructing positive responses to population ageing. It also reveals theoretical assumptions related to the position of creativity of older adults in public policies on ageing.