The Future of Ageing in Europe

Making an Asset of Longevity

  • Alan Walker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Alan Walker
    Pages 1-28
  3. Alan Walker, Asghar Zaidi
    Pages 29-52
  4. Tarmo Johannes Valkonen, Mikkel Christoffer Barslund
    Pages 53-77
  5. Theo Nijman, Arthur van Soest
    Pages 79-106
  6. Gerhard Naegele, Jürgen Bauknecht
    Pages 107-142
  7. Dorly J. H. Deeg, Marie-Louise Boertje, Henrike Galenkamp
    Pages 143-176
  8. Sebastian Merkel, Rolf G. Heinze, Josef Hilbert, Gerhard Naegele
    Pages 217-253
  9. Katharine Schulmann, Monika Reichert, Kai Leichsenring
    Pages 255-286
  10. Alan Walker
    Pages 309-328

About this book


This book provides the most comprehensive analysis available of the challenges created by Europe’s ageing population. Grounded in state-of-the-art scientific assessments by leading European researchers, the book is strongly policy focused. Indeed this book contains a detailed account of the policies required across a broad field, from economic sustainability and extending working lives, to healthy ageing, technological innovation, long term care and political citizenship, for the successful adaptation to the challenges of ageing in Europe and globally. It is a policy manifesto to ensure that the future of ageing in Europe is transformed into a highly beneficial one for both citizens and societies.


gerontology social policy Ageing and society European studies Population Dynamics ICT's Digital health biogerontology welfare systems health care inter-generational relations Sustainable Pensions gerontocracy

Editors and affiliations

  • Alan Walker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Sociological StudiesUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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