EUROPEAN PAPERS ON THE NEW WELFARE

Activity and Health in Old Ages: A Reciprocal Influence

Cristina Giudici: University “La Sapienza”, Rome.


1. Introduction

In the context of the European debate on ageing, a central question is the evolution of health status of population and in particular the trade-off between quantity and quality of life: is the increase of the individual length of life accompanied by an increase in the quality of life? And what do we mean by ‘quality’ of years lived?
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