Work package 14: Income, consumption and social participation in old age

Work package 14 "Income, consumption and social participation in old age" (International Institute for Empirical Social Economy [INIFES]) analyses effects of a longer phase of life beyond the age of 65 and how the growing division of retirement income affects the consumption of the elderly. It is expected that a differentiation of the mode of participation within the ageing population will be observed. The consumption patterns of older people as well as their activity patterns (e.g., in regard to housing and medical treatment) will be analysed, whereby the use and distributional impact of public goods will also be considered. It is assumed that within a phase of advanced ageing, the segment of the population with a high level of income will increase the demand for certain products and services, while simultaneously old-age poverty will increase. The analysis will focus on different household contexts, familial social ties outside the household, opportunities and economic necessity of employment participation, as well as on opportunities and dissemination of voluntary work.

EVS and SOEP are the main data bases for this work package. Based on a classification of consumption patterns in higher age, the correlation between material inequalities and those in further participatory dimensions will be examined. Social components of the participation of the elderly will be analysed with SHARE. The use of further datasets like Alterssurvey, Freiwilligensurvey or micro-census will be considered.

Work package 14: Income, consumption and social participation in old age

Work package 14 "Income, consumption and social participation in old age" (International Institute for Empirical Social Economy [INIFES]) analyses effects of a longer phase of life beyond the age of 65 and how the growing division of retirement income affects the consumption of the elderly. It is expected that a differentiation of the mode of participation within the ageing population will be observed. The consumption patterns of older people as well as their activity patterns (e.g., in regard to housing and medical treatment) will be analysed, whereby the use and distributional impact of public goods will also be considered. It is assumed that within a phase of advanced ageing, the segment of the population with a high level of income will increase the demand for certain products and services, while simultaneously old-age poverty will increase. The analysis will focus on different household contexts, familial social ties outside the household, opportunities and economic necessity of employment participation, as well as on opportunities and dissemination of voluntary work.

EVS and SOEP are the main data bases for this work package. Based on a classification of consumption patterns in higher age, the correlation between material inequalities and those in further participatory dimensions will be examined. Social components of the participation of the elderly will be analysed with SHARE. The use of further datasets like Alterssurvey, Freiwilligensurvey or micro-census will be considered.

Researchers

Markus Holler (INIFES) and Constantin Wiegel (INIFES)

 
Ergebnisse
Web-Tabellen Kapitel 19 PDF
Poster
Poster 19: Zunehmende Gefährdung des Lebensstandards im Alter. PDF