The ESSEC-CREAR and its Working-Group-on-Risk (WG Risk) wish you a Happy New Year!
The first seminar of 2021 will be a way to launch our international multidisciplinary research project named 'ARLES' - Aging Risks and their Long-term impact on the Economy and Society. Aging has become even more topical today with the COVID; it is one of the selected topics of the WG Risk this year. Thus, we are pleased to invite a member of the ARLES Advisory Board:
Prof. Taina RANTANEN
University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Date and place.
: Friday, January 15, at 12:30 pm (Paris ) and 7:30 pm (Singapore)
To participate in the Working Group (via Zoom), please click here
Password/Code : WGRisk
“ Why study active ageing and how? "
To make older people’s lives worth living, positive aspects of ageing need to be studied, because the way researchers talk about ageing will be reflected in how people view ageing. Active ageing is one of the most widely used concepts of positive gerontology. It is also thus far the most promising policy solution to respond to the ageing population. Even though there are attempts to compare countries based on their level of active ageing, its meaning in the context of individual lives of older people has received only little attention. Through a multiphase process we developed the University of Jyväskylä Active Ageing Scale and used it to study active ageing among 1018 75, 80 and 85-year-old people. We found that health and functioning correlate positive with active ageing, which in turn, correlates with indicators of wellbeing.
The support of the ESSEC IDS dpt, Institut des Actuaires, LabEx MME-DII, and the group BFA of SFdS is gratefully acknowledged.
In a common effort, this seminar is jointly organized with all ARLES partners: the 16 world-leading research institutions (from 4 continents), a reputable Swiss enterprise, and a group of Associated Members from academia and the insurance industry.
Jeremy Heng, Olga Klopp and Marie Kratz
and Riada Djebbar (Singapore Actuarial Society - ERM)