Gender Differences in Active Ageing: Findings from a New Individual-Level Index for European Countries

Steinmayr, David; Weichselbaumer, Doris and Winter-Ebmer, RudolfORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8157-6631 (2020) Gender Differences in Active Ageing: Findings from a New Individual-Level Index for European Countries. Social Indicators Research. (Published before print)

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We use data from wave 6 of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) to construct an individual-level index of active ageing for people aged between 50 and 90 years. We develop nine sub-indices for different dimensions, which are then aggregated to the final index. This individual-level index allows to analyze inequalities between age cohorts, dimensions, countries, and other individual-characteristics that are covered by SHARE. We focus on differences between the sexes. Overall women score lower than men with 54.9 index-points compared to 57.7 for men. We present gender differences in active ageing for some sub-populations as a showcase for this new individual-level index.

Item Type: Article in Academic Journal
Keywords: Active ageing index, Individual index, SHARE
Research Units: Labor Market and Social Policy
Status: Published before print
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2020 09:43
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2020 09:43
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s11205-020-02380-1
ISSN: 0303-8300, 1573-0921
URI: https://irihs.ihs.ac.at/id/eprint/5371

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