TitleCurrent status of the social situation, well-being, participation in development and rights of older persons worldwide
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The report focuses on the social and economic well-being of older persons and documents the demographics of older age; their economic status and participation in the labour force; the health of older persons; and the societal perceptions and social integration of older persons. On each of these topics, the report attempts to account for the diversity of situations of older persons in society and across the world. It also attempts to capture the changing reality and perceptions of old age as well old persons’ own views. 1. Demographics of older age -- 2. The economic situation of older persons: employment, income and poverty considerations -- 3. Health status and access to health care -- 4. Social and civil participation among the ageing, attitudes towards older persons, and perceptions of old age -- 5. Human rights of older persons -- 6. Summary and concluding remarks.