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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Capability in Age and Ageing

Publication year: 2022

ISBN: 978-3-030-78063-0

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This book provides insight on how to interpret capability in ageing – one’s individual ability to perform actions in order to reach goals one has reason to value – from a multidisciplinary approach. the book describes this demographic trends as well as the large global challenges and important societal implications this will have such as a worldwide increase in the number of persons affected with dementia, and in the ratio of retired persons to those still in the labor market. Through contributions from many different research areas, it discussed how capability depends on interactions between the individual (e.g. health, genetics, personality, intellectual capacity), environment (e.g. family, friends, home, work place), and society (e.g. political decisions, ageism, historical period).

Subject: Social Sciences, Demography, Population Economics, Public Health, Time trends and capability, Work, retirement and capability, Cognition and capability in older adults, Health, frailty and capability in older adults, Multidisciplinary research methods, Self-determination and capability of older adults, Cumulative advantage, disadvantage, Capability in the ageing process, Overall functioning and participation in societal life, Persons affected with dementia