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[ 19.04.2013 ] - Group of sociologists highlight social aspects of society ageing in a new book

RIGA — A collective monograph «Ageing of society: social protection, inequality and labour market risks in Baltic countries» offers analytical perspective on manifestations of society ageing in the Baltic countries in the aspects of social protection, inequality, social policy and employment. The group of researchers led by Ritma Rungule and Ilze Koroleva share the research results in five chapters: theoretical approaches to society ageing, attitudes towards people of age, employment of older people, and social protection of the elderly. The research is based on secondary data analysis and expert interviews. The data used for analyses includes statistical information (Eurostat and national statistics offices), as well as information provided by international comparative surveys in which Latvia was represented: European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions and European Social Survey (rounds 3 and 4). The overview of social policy is based on interviews with experts, policy makers and researchers, in the fields of social inclusion, social protection and employment policy in the Baltic countries.

The book contains summary in English.

Ritma Rungule, Ilze Koroļeva, Inta Mieriņa, Ija Trapežņikova, Ieva Kārkliņa, Ilze Trapenciere, Aleksandrs Aleksandrovs Ageing of society: social protection, inequality and labour market risks in Baltic countries

The research project «Ageing of society: social protection, inequality and labour market risks in Baltic countries» was implemented within a sub-project of the grant scheme «Academic research» (Nr. EEZ08AP-14).

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