Roundtable "Myths of Old Age"
On February 15, 2018, the roundtable on "Myths of Old Age" was held at the Kudrin Foundation for the Development of Civil Initiatives. The event was attended by Lilia Ovcharova, director of the Institute for Social Policy, and Oxana Sinyavskaya, deputy director of this institute.
The discussion was focused on analyzing attitudes towards people in older age groups at the present stage of the social development. The report "Aging as a socio-economic phenomenon" was presented.
During the discussion the experts tried to analyze the generally accepted myths of Old Age and to answer to the following questions:
- Is Old Age a "survival" age or an active aging?
- Do the elderly create a burden on public finances or can their activity be one of the sources of economic growth?
- Is this cohort of the population certainly conservative or modern in the political public sphere?
The roundtable presented the results of the research "Aging as a socio-economic phenomenon" conducted in 2017 by the Fund's experts group led by Oxana Sinyavskaya.
The discussion was aimed at developing new approaches to assessing the role of the elderly at a new technological stage of social development.
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