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Journal Cover RASP - Research on Ageing and Social Policy
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   ISSN (Print) 2014-6728
   Published by Hipatia Press Homepage  [14 journals]
  • VOL. 3, NO. 1 (2015). Full Issue

    • Authors: RASP Editors
      Pages: 1 - 88
      PubDate: 2015-07-30
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 1 (2015)
  • Structural Precariousness and the Future of Pensions in Spain

    • Pages: 2 - 12
      Abstract: The Spanish post-crisis scenario of structural unemployment and job insecurity poses a new challenge to the public pension system: The trajectories of structurally precarious contributions, which carry the risk that future generations of retirees dispose of social protection levels considerably inferior to those of the current generations. The Spanish public pension system, already troubled by problems of sustainability, should be rethought in the context of a redefinition of the social security subsystem linked to the labor market.
      PubDate: 2015-07-30
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 1 (2015)
  • Interpersonal Relationships and Subjective Well-being among Older Adults
           in Sheltered Housing

    • Pages: 14 - 44
      Abstract: The aim of this article is to examine how experiences with interpersonal relationships contribute to older adults’ well-being in the residential context of sheltered housing. We draw on data collected from sixteen in-depth interviews with older adults living in sheltered housing in a small town in northern Netherlands. Our participants experienced the interaction with their children as of primary importance among their interpersonal relationships, while interactions with other residents were rather superficial. Their children offered emotional support as well as instrumental support and were found to play essential roles in our participants’ wellbeing. Moreover, participants expressed that the social and physical activities organized by the residential care-facility offered them the opportunity to remain physically and mentally active. The help received from housekeepers and caregivers was found to be another important element of interpersonal relationships and so was the reciprocal nature of support exchanged with other sheltered housing residents. We conclude that the benefits of interpersonal relationships in sheltered housing should be considered when designing policy for the well-being of older adults ageing in place.
      PubDate: 2015-07-30
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 1 (2015)
  • Leisure Activities and Emotional Well-being in Independent Retirees

    • Pages: 46 - 63
      Abstract: This work aims to investigate the promotion of healthy aging and factors contributing on the quality of life of old people. A sample of 56 healthy, independent old people from the province of León (Spain) differing in the type of free time-entertainment (new information, memory and cards game) participated in this study.  Emotional well-being state was evaluated using a Spanish-adaptation of the Carol Ryff Psychological Well Scale, composed of six dimensions: environmental mastery, self-acceptance, positive relations with others, autonomy, purpose of life and personal growth. Results show statistically significant differences in the Autonomy dimension, with favorable scores in those people who were predominantly involved in free time activities related to memory enhancement versus people who were predominantly involved in cards game. These findings highlight the relevance of the type of free time activities in elderly age, besides community activities.
      PubDate: 2015-07-30
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 1 (2015)
  • Descriptive Notes on Supply and Demand of Public Facilities for Elderly
           Physical Activities in the City of L'Hospitalet de Llobregat

    • Pages: 64 - 84
      Abstract: The main aim of this paper is to quantify the supply and demand of Physical Activities for older adults in public facilities of the Sport System (SD) and Social System (SS) in the city of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat during the school year 2011-12. Persons in charge of the facilities filled a questionnaire reporting profile of users, type of practiced activities, and frequency of accesses in one week. For analysis of the demand, a users’ sample filled a questionnaire. Main results: The total number of elderly that do sport is 7,930. Of them, 62.88% is SD member, 18.33% is SS user, and 18.70% is user of self-organized activities in the SS. There are important differences between SD and SS. In the SS, female participation is higher (86.89%), the middle ages are major, users report a more solitary family situation, and have no studies in a higher percentage; their sport itinerary is more limited, and their willingness for sport expenses is lower.
      PubDate: 2015-07-30
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 1 (2015)
  • Tan frescas. Las nuevas mujeres mayores del Siglo XXI

    • Pages: 85 - 87
      PubDate: 2015-07-30
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 1 (2015)
  • List of Reviewers 2014

    • Authors: RASP Editors
      First page: 88
      PubDate: 2015-07-30
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 1 (2015)
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