Procurar no texto: Major Aging Gender Issues in Europe (MAGIE)
Coordenador: Ana Maria Alexandre Fernandes
Investigadores: Maria Inês Carvalho e Costa de Monteiro Gomes
Investigadores Não Pertencentes ao CESNOVA:

Joelle Gaymu (General Coordinator)
Patrick Festy
Carole Bonne
Michel Bozon
Sophie Pennec
Alice Desesquelles  
Sabine Springer

Michel Poulain
Luc Dal
Christine Guiilbault
Thierry Eggerickx

Emily Grundy
Harriet Young
Cecilia Tomassini

Gabrielle Doblhammer 
Elena Muth 
Marc Luy
Christian Wegner

Tineke Fokkema 
Pearl A. Dykstra

Univ. Firenze
Marco Marchi 
Gustavo De Santis 
Chiara Seghieri
Maria Letizia Tanturri

Pekka Martikainen
Elina Nihtilä

Zsolt Speder 
Laszlo Hablicsek 
Etelka Daroczi
Katalin Kovacs

Christiane Delbès
Jean-Michel Hôte 


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The project identifies and analyses indicators of quality of life among the population aged 65+ to reveal gender gaps and their factors.  It focuses on changes due to renewal of cohorts.

Consideration is taken of cohorts now old (broken into age groups, given the heterogeneity of conditions at older ages) and of those who will reach old age in the next 25 years (considering the situation of persons aged 40+ in 2005), for a prognosis of trends in gender differentials and an evaluation of actions likely to reduce these gaps. Quality of life is measured along health conditions, economic resources, family situation and social integration.

On each, objective indicators of living conditions are confronted with perceptions by the persons of their own situation. It is argued that the main factors of gender gaps in well being are to be found in the life course of individuals - in particular in the way they conciliated their professional career with their family life - and in the way they have experienced some more recent key events like retirement, widowhood, health deterioration or entry into old-age institutions.

Statistical analysis of individual-level data, based on event-history methods, is to show the impact of these factors.It is also argued that gender gaps in quality of life are shaped by the socio cultural context (welfare regimes, economic circumstances, normative climate).

National and EU policies play here a major role. Cross-national multilevel analysis is to evidence these mechanisms.Use is made of existing data, in particular comparative surveys recently conducted in Europe giving simultaneously indications on the well being of interviewees and their life course. Contextual information is collected for cross-country analysis.

A consortium of nine teams carries out the project, all the teams were also active in FELICIE (Future Elderly Living Conditions), a FP5 research project.

A large range of competencies is covered in social and medical sciences as well as a diversity of countries in the European space. 


Project's repports:

Social and cultural context and quality of life at older age from a gender perspective A first approach to the MAGGIE National-level Contextual Database

Contextual Factors and Quality of Life of the Elderly in the European Union. A Gender Analysis (Final Repport)


Palavras-chave: Ageing; Europe
Grupos de Trabalho: GT3 - Mundos sociais, trajectórias e mobilidades,
Data de ínicio: 2006
Previsão de fim: 2010

Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques, France

Groupe d'étude de démographique appliquée, Belgique

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Centre for Population Studies, United Kingdom

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Germany

Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, Netherlands

Università degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di statistica "G. Parenti", Italy

Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas/UNL, CESNOVA / Departamento de Sociologia, Portugal

University of Helsinki, Population Research Unit, Finland

Demographic Research Institute, Hungarian Central Statistical Office

Fondation Nationale de Gérontologie, France

Entidades Financiadoras:

European Commission

29 de Junho 2011

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