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Measuring, Understanding and Improving Wellbeing Among Older People

  • Sefa Awaworyi Churchill
  • Lisa Farrell
  • Samuelson Appau
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Samuelson Appau, Sefa Awaworyi Churchill, Lisa Farrell
    Pages 1-13
  3. Meg Elkins, Lisa Farrell, Jane Fry
    Pages 41-73
  4. Samuelson Appau, Sefa Awaworyi Churchill
    Pages 75-96
  5. Sefa Awaworyi Churchill, Lisa Farrell
    Pages 97-116
  6. Samuelson Appau, Sefa Awaworyi Churchill, Lisa Farrell
    Pages 117-147
  7. Asadul Islam, Paul Raschky, Russell Smyth
    Pages 149-160
  8. Esenam Agyekumhene, Dillys Amega, Samuelson Appau, Sefa Awaworyi Churchill, Janet Ocloo
    Pages 161-185
  9. Sarah Sinclair, Ashton de Silva, Foula Kopanidis, Stuart Thomas
    Pages 211-236
  10. Sefa Awaworyi Churchill, Anne-Laure Mention
    Pages 265-281
  11. Samuelson Appau, Sefa Awaworyi Churchill
    Pages 283-291
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 293-303

About this book

Introduction

​“This book uses diverse methods in a range of different contexts to research a pressing problem of our time – how to support the wellbeing of the elderly. It is essential reading for anyone working in this field.” 

-- Paul Dalziel, Professor of Economics, Lincoln University, New Zealand.

How can we be happier, healthier and more satisfied in life? This edited collection examines various dimensions of wellbeing among older people, including its measurement; social, environmental and economic determinants; and how research can be translated into policy to improve quality of life for older people. 

With an increasingly ageing population across countries and an increasing population of older adults, there is growing interest in improving older people’s ability to live healthily and happily. With a focus on retirement and aged care, this book is important reading for those interested in Welfare Economics, Health Economics and Development.

Sefa Awaworyi Churchill is an Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow with the School of Economics, Finance & Marketing at RMIT University, Australia. He holds a PhD in Economics from Monash University. His inter- disciplinary research focuses on development economics, addictive behavior, ethnic diversity, wellbeing, and other issues related to sociology, health and economics. He has experience working on consultancy projects for various policy agencies and international development organizations.

Lisa Farrell is Professor and Deputy Dean (Research and Innovation) in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing at RMIT University, Australia. Her research field is in the area of applied microeconomics, with a particular focus on important contemporary social issues such as subjective wellbeing, decision making under uncertainty and lifestyle choice behaviours. 

Samuelson Appau is Lecturer in Marketing in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing at RMIT University, Australia. His research focuses on how factors such as poverty, religion and social processes and structures impact consumer wellbeing.

Keywords

Wellbeing Economics Wellbeing Among Older Persons Economics of Aged Care Retirement Economics Wellbeing Measures Social Determinants of Wellbeing Religion and Wellbeing Welfare Services Neighborhood Deprivation and Wellbeing Discrimination and Wellbeing Labour market outcomes and wellbeing Improving Quality of Life for older people Health economics Ageing population and wellbeing Economics of ageing

Editors and affiliations

  • Sefa Awaworyi Churchill
    • 1
  • Lisa Farrell
    • 2
  • Samuelson Appau
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Economics, Finance and MarketingRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.School of Economics, Finance and MarketingRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.School of Economics, Finance and MarketingRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-2353-3
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-2352-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-2353-3
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