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Talent and social activation in ageing processes. Empirical evidences from a Genoese case study)
Journal Title: SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE  
Author/s: Stefano Poli 
Year:  2015 Issue: 106 Language: Italian 
Pages:  30 Pg. 115-144 FullText PDF:  133 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SR2015-106006
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Considering the diffused ageing processes of population, the International Monetary Fund has recently stressed on the «longevity risk» (2012) deriving from a potential increase of just three years in average longevity scarcely bearable for the national welfare systems as well for the entire international economy. In a different perspective, the article explores the dimension of elderly social talent, proposing a predictive model that, considering different generative factors, shows the multifaceted complexity of contemporary older people, deepening the mechanisms behind their social activation processes and reevaluating, beyond persistent cultural stereotypes, elderly people as collective resources and not in terms of mere social cost.

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