participants of the “Innovation, Integration and Mobility” conference held at Székesfehérvár on 28 March 2018 for their comments. References AAI ( 2018 ): ActiveAgeing Index, UNECE Statistics . https://statswiki.unece.org/display/AAI/Active+Ageing
,” i.e., the physiological and psychosocial decline is small [ 1 ]. Healthy or normal ageing was first defined as a category in a WHO report [ 2 ] on activeageing. The change of attitude not only had health but also economic aspects. It does not matter
The economic and social changes following 1990 have in all respects had an unfavourable influence on the life of the small Hungarian town of Túrkeve (Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County on the Hungarian Great Plain). From the 1970s the town’s inhabitants had enjoyed a secure livelihood and relative prosperity. The collapse of the socialist economy resulted in mass unemployment. The privatisation and the transformation of the structure of ownership were experienced in a positive way by only a few, the majority of the town’s inhabitants have been living in existential crisis for two decades now. A high percentage, close to 50% of those of active age, live on social benefits. The fewer than half a dozen medium-sized enterprises that strengthened after the turn of the millennium, and agriculture — which is characterised by a strong concentration of land-holding — are able to employ only a small proportion of the population. The majority of the town’s inhabitants are characterised by “invisible impoverishment” and struggle against loss of status. The lack of prospects leads to the out-migration of young people with qualifications. It is projected that fifteen to twenty years from now the town’s population will be made up of the inactive with low qualifications and the elderly. The economy, society, demography and health care all show an unfavourable picture. Anomie has become a permanent state. Comparative analysis of the economic and social indicators shows that Túrkeve can be described as an “average” settlement in Hungary today.
theoretical and practical issues on healthy and activeageing.
All participants are invited to submit a “short paper” to Developments in Health Sciences (DHS) – the official journal of the Faculty of Health Sciences – in order to present their novel
The 2nd and 3rd Comparative Health Sciences Symposia were convened in Budapest, Hungary to address “ Healthy and ActiveAgeing – New outcomes in the field of prevention and rehabilitation ”, and “ Humane Ageing ”. The symposia were under the
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Luijben AH, Galenkamp H, Deeg DJ, The MOPACT Coordination Team.
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