A Cross-country and Cohort Analysis of Active Ageing Differences Among the Elderly in Europe
This chapter studies the differences in active ageing across cohorts and countries in Europe. This is done with the replication of the Active Ageing Index for cohorts formed by age group, sex and country for 2012. The analysis is performed with different model regressions at the cohort level and introducing macro variables at the country level. In general, there is a gap in active ageing in detriment of females which is larger in older cohorts. Further, wealth, equity and pension settings of the country are important predictors for better active ageing. Finally, in line with the original AAI results, it is found that the Social-Democratic welfare regime (Nordic countries), with its set of strong redistributive policies, is the most favourable setting for active ageing.
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