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The new science of ageing$
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Alan Walker

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447314660

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447314660.001.0001

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A new policy perspective on ageing

A new policy perspective on ageing

(p.240) (p.241) Eight A new policy perspective on ageing
The new science of ageing

Alan Walker

Policy Press

This chapter examines the contribution of the multi-disciplinary NDA Programme and outlines the new policy approach that is required to accompany the new scientific one advanced in this volume. It contends that that activity, in a wide variety of forms, is a key to well-being in later life. In order to highlight the potential of active ageing as a policy paradigm, as well as the risks of misrepresentation it entails, it discusses three parallel developments associated with population ageing. After examining the origins of active ageing, the chapter concludes by arguing that a new, more comprehensive approach to it would promote both citizenship and social inclusion.

Keywords:   NDA Programme, active ageing, later life, population ageing, social inclusion, active citizenship

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