Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Population ageing from a lifecourse perspectiveCritical and international approaches$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Kathrin Komp and Stina Johansson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447310716

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447310716.001.0001

Show Summary Details

Generations in ageing Finland

Generations in ageing Finland

finding your place in the demographic structure

(p.45) Four Generations in ageing Finland
Population ageing from a lifecourse perspective

Antti Karisto

Ilkka Haapola

Policy Press

Generations are groups of people that were born at the same historical time, that experienced historical events at similar ages, and that consequently developed a shared identity. As a result, the members of a generation resemble each other in their life-courses patterns. They, therefore, drive demographic change through different mechanisms. Moreover, since generations differ in their size, they contribute to population ageing to different degrees. This chapter uses data from Finland to illustrate generational differences in the live-course. It does this by comparing baby boomers to previous and later generations. Baby boomers are those individuals who now reach old age and who are said to be a major contributor to population ageing because of their high number.

Keywords:   generation, Finland, baby-boomers, third age, activities

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.