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Informelle Arbeit in alternden Gesellschaften - Möglichkeiten und Grenzen des „produktiven Alterns“

  • Marcel Erlinghagen

Against the background of the ongoing demographic change the negative impacts of population ageing has recently been more and more confronted with the positive con-cept of ‘productive ageing’. This concept stresses that an ageing population does not only result in increasing social costs. In fact even after retirement older people contrib-ute to social wealth by productive activities like volunteering or caring for relatives or grandchildren. The paper describes the opportunities as well as the limitations of ‘pro-ductive ageing’ concepts and stresses the importance of a balance between activity and passivity. Such a balance should not only be preferred for ethical but also for economic reasons.

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Article provided by Duncker & Humblot, Berlin in its journal Schmollers Jahrbuch.

Volume (Year): 128 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 237-259

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Handle: RePEc:aeq:aeqsjb:v128_y2008_i2_q2_p237-259
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