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Bjursell, Cecilia; Nystedt, Paul; Björklund, Anita; Sternäng, Ola – Educational Gerontology, 2017
A prolonged working life is crucial for sustaining social welfare and fiscal stability for countries facing ageing populations. The group of older adults is not homogeneous; however, differences within the group may affect the propensity to continue working and to participate in continuing education. The aim of this paper is to explore how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment, Older Adults, Gender Differences
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Åberg, Pelle – Educational Gerontology, 2016
How does participation in nonformal learning influence the self-perceived well-being among older adults? This article looks into that issue through a study of people aged 65 years or older who have participated in Swedish study circles. The data analyzed consists of a nation-wide survey of study circle participants. The results show that there are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Adult Education, Informal Education
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Barbabella, F.; Chiatti, C.; Di Rosa, M.; Lamura, G.; Martin-Matthews, A.; Papa, R.; Svensson, T. – Educational Gerontology, 2016
Despite the increasing availability of gerontological training programs, knowledge of their contents, characteristics, methods, and outcomes remains limited. However, the transition from multidisciplinarity to interdisciplinary orientations is now fundamental to such training, providing participants from diverse academic orientations and…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Gerontology, Aging (Individuals)
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Johansson, Stina; Ahnlund, Petra – Educational Gerontology, 2014
In this article, we have followed women and men with a Swedish or an immigrant background that have completed the Upper Secondary Health Care Program. In which occupations do they work? Who employs them? Which target groups do they serve? Official statistics and survey data were used. The interaction between occupational structure and educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, Occupational Surveys, Gender Differences
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Larsson, Ellinor; Larsson-Lund, Maria; Nilsson, Ingeborg – Educational Gerontology, 2013
The digital gap is a threat to the participation of senior citizens in society, as a large proportion of seniors are not involved in Internet based activities (IBAs). To be able to overcome this disadvantage for seniors, there is a need to both learn more about the conditions that make seniors start performing IBAs and to be able to provide them…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Disadvantaged, Internet, Older Adults
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Ostlund, Britt – Educational Gerontology, 2008
This article provides evidence that it is worthwhile to reconsider the traditional research circle method as a means of involving people in the third age in fulfilling their needs to participate in learning activities and make their voices heard. The findings are based on three cases of research circles consistently driven by the interests of the…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Action Research, Student Centered Curriculum, Experience
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Barber, Gerard M.; And Others – Educational Gerontology, 1992
Demographic trends show that areas such as Kentucky, Japan, and Sweden are experiencing very limited labor force growth and heavier reliance on older workers as the younger population declines. Implications of an aging work force for policy involve pensions, health benefits, retraining, flexible work options, and income support programs. (SK)
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Employment Patterns, Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development
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Skoglund, John – Educational Gerontology, 1980
Explores the relationship between retirement planning and demographic and attitudinal factors. One-third of the sample had planned for retirement. Planning was more common among males and high-status individuals. (Author)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Attitudes, Educational Gerontology, Foreign Countries