The Measurement of the Degree of Inequality among Older Adults in the Russian Federation

By: Ekaterina A. Taran  

The ageing of the population as an objective global trend makes viable the concept of active ageing, involving the provision of autonomy for the older generation in terms of financial support, independent living, and an active role in social participation [Morrow-Howell et al., 2001 ; Frye, 2011; Zaidi et al., 2012; Ludlow et al., 2016]. The inequality of older adults is reflected in foreign studies in the context of ethnic segregation [Evandrou et al., 2016], for the countries of the European Union the issues of ensuring the well-being of elderly migrants and the indigenous population [Heisig et al., 2018] are of particular importance. In Russian studies, the inequality of older people is practically not covered. Studies in inequality and poverty as a subjective assessment of the position of the individual in society are closely related to the concept of resilience. Research groups of older people in difficult socio-economic conditions reveal new and confirm the previously known causes of vitality, such as social ties, self-development, the ability to psychologically adapt to the difficulties of life [Kok et al., 2018; Jeste et al., 2013; MacLeod et al., 2016]. In this study we evaluate the scale of inequality among older people in Russia in retrospect, including comparative analysis of the global scale and dynamics of inequality among the older adults. The study was supported by the Russian Science Foundation (project №19-18-00282)

2019 Special Focus - Aging in Times of New Nationalisms: Inequalities, Participation, and Policies
Poster Session

Mrs. Ekaterina A. Taran

Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russian Federation
Russian Federation

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