Active Ageing And Solidarity Between Generations In Europe: First Results From SHARE After The Economic Crisis
This book, edited by Axel Börsch-Supan, Martina Brandt, Howard Litwin, and Guglielmo Weber, is based on the most recent waves of SHARE (Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe) data collected in 2010/2011. It examines the various influences the recent crisis had on the lives of people aged 50 and over in 16 European countries. Its main purpose is to provide scientific evidence of what has changed in the activities and life-circumstances of older Europeans since the crisis has begun, and how this has affected intergenerational solidarity. More than thirty multidisciplinary papers assess the influences of the crisis on income, wealth and consumption; challenges at the end of working life for active and healthy ageing as well as social networks and intergenerational solidarity across the life course.