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What is the best way to take internet usage into consideration in the different variants of the active ageing index?

Berde, Éva and Kuncz, Izabella (2019) What is the best way to take internet usage into consideration in the different variants of the active ageing index? Society and Economy .

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1556/204.2019.003


Abstract

The paper provides a brief description of the Active Ageing Index (AAI). This indicator, introduced in 2012, aims to measure the potential of older people for active and healthy ageing. The indicator is constructed from European Union survey data, and these results are weighted with coefficients determined by experts. One of the variables from the surveys measures the proportion of older people using the internet at least once a week. We argue that such regular internet usage does not show too much variation in this era of the ubiquitous internet, so a more sophisticated definition of internet usage must be taken into consideration. Our discussion contains three different AAI variants: the original expert-based, the Djurovic et al. (2017) I-distance indicator, and our factor-based index.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:active ageing, composite index, mathematical-statistical methods, digital divide
JEL classification:J14 - Economics of the Elderly, Economics of the Handicapped, Non-Labor Market Discrimination
Subjects:Media and communication
General statistics
Projects:EFOP 3.6.2-16-2017-00017 Sustainable intelligent and inclusive regional and city models
ID Code:4199
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:09 Aug 2019 12:10
Last Modified:09 Aug 2019 12:13

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