Journal section "Global experience"

Social Policy of Active Aging in Russia and European Welfare States: Comparative Analysis

Galkin K.A.

Volume 15, Issue 2, 2022

Galkin K.A. (2022). Social policy of active aging in Russia and European welfare states: Comparative analysis. Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast, 15(2), 239–252. DOI: 10.15838/esc.2022.2.80.15

DOI: 10.15838/esc.2022.2.80.15

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Population aging is a global process that characterizes both European countries and Russia. One proportionate response to the challenges of global aging is to create conditions that maximize autonomy and activity, as well as social support for older people and the opportunity to be active. The purpose of the work is to analyze the features of social policy in the field of active longevity in the European welfare countries and the Russian Federation. The study highlights key trends and differences between Russian and European social policies, and identifies the main features of understanding active longevity in Europe and Russia. The analysis is based on the experience of European countries, which occupy the leading positions in the world quality of life ranking for the elderly, where special attention is paid to elderly citizens and the features of their aging and activity. These countries have been implementing a variety of mechanisms in the field of active longevity for many years. The article reveals the features of implementation of such a policy and provides a critical review of the strengths and weaknesses of active aging policies in European welfare states and Russia


social policy, the elderly, social activity, active longevity, European states

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