VIDOVIĆOVÁ, Lucie. New Roles for Older People. Journal of population ageing, Cham: Springer, 2018, vol. 11, No 1, p. 1-6. ISSN 1874-7884. doi:10.1007/s12062-017-9217-z.
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Original name New Roles for Older People
Authors VIDOVIĆOVÁ, Lucie (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution).
Edition Journal of population ageing, Cham, Springer, 2018, 1874-7884.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 50401 Sociology
Country of publisher Switzerland
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14230/18:00101670
Organization unit Faculty of Social Studies
UT WoS 000425331500001
Keywords in English social roles; ageing; later life; gender
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Tags International impact, Reviewed
Changed by Changed by: Bc. Blanka Farkašová, učo 97333. Changed: 30/1/2019 16:30.
The complexity of later life role sets is increased by its inherent time and context dynamics. In the traditional paradigms of social policy and social gerontology, older people have been regarded mainly as receivers of help, as those in need. However, recent studies have looked more often at older people as a “resource”, as those who provide, contribute, and give. As a result of this “paradigm shift”, their contribution is being recognised on different levels: at a societal level as workers and GDP contributors; at a mezzo level as active members of the community; and at a micro level as a pivotal part of intergenerational solidarity, in particular as care providers within families. The paper provides and introduction to recent discussions on the new roles of older people.
GA13-34958S, research and development projectName: Přetížená role: prarodiče v době aktivního stárnutí
Investor: Czech Science Foundation, Standard Projects
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