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This book shows that global population ageing is an opportunity to improve the quality of human life rather than a threat to economic competitiveness and stability. It describes the concept of the creative ageing policy as a mix of the silver economy, the creative economy, and the social and solidarity economy for older people. The second volume of Economic Foundations for Creative Ageing Policy focuses on the public policy and management concepts related to the use of the opportunities that are created by population ageing. Klimczuk covers theoretical analyses and case study descriptions of good practices to suggest strategies that could be internationally popularized. Each chapter includes exercises and assignments for both students and those who are likely to apply the presented concepts in practice.

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Frontmatter

Chapter 1. The Politics of Ageing and the Challenges of Ageing Populations

Abstract
This chapter discusses the issues and explanations related to the political significance of population ageing. It draws attention mainly to the socioeconomic challenges of ageing populations.
Andrzej Klimczuk

Chapter 2. Understanding Public Policy on Ageing

Abstract
This chapter provides a critical introduction to various approaches to the analysis of ageing policies. The chapter includes brief descriptions of selected theories in the context of the creativity of older adults and an ageing population. Discussed approaches include the framework of the stages of the policy design cycle and theories of public policy.
Andrzej Klimczuk

Chapter 3. Sociological and Gerontological Perspectives on Ageing, Creativity, and the Third Age

Abstract
This chapter focuses on sociological and gerontological approaches to ageing, creativity, and differences between “third age” and “fourth age.” Discussed theories include the modernization theory of ageing, the political economy of ageing theory, and main assumptions of the critical gerontology.
Andrzej Klimczuk

Chapter 4. Diversity of Ageing Policy Concepts

Abstract
This chapter reviews the concepts of ageing policy that prepare individuals and communities to old age. The old age and ageing are generally described in the literature in various terms as “socioeconomic challenges,” “problems,” or “issues.” This chapter explores how various policy concepts both as theories (descriptive models) and as ideologies or strategies (normative models) define the possibilities of constructing positive responses to population ageing. It also reveals theoretical assumptions related to the position of creativity of older adults in public policies on ageing.
Andrzej Klimczuk

Chapter 5. The Emergence of the Creative Ageing Movement

Abstract
This chapter focuses on introducing ideas of the creative ageing policy in the context of international and national strategies. It also overviews the best practices at regional and local levels. The chapter suggests that the roots of the creative ageing policy are derived mainly from the countries characterized by Anglo-Saxon capitalism and the liberal model of the welfare state. The chapter also shows that some important ideas, principles, and observations in this paradigm come from the countries of the European Union as well as the states of the Asia-Pacific region.
Andrzej Klimczuk

Chapter 6. Aims and Challenges of the Creative Ageing Policy

Abstract
This chapter focuses on the aims and challenges of the creative ageing policy. It tries to provide an integrated summary of discussions undertaken in the field of the arts and ageing. The chapter also underlines associations of this discourse with health care, social services, and other topics such as social and technological innovations for ageing societies.
Andrzej Klimczuk

Chapter 7. Principles, Governance, and Coproduction of the Creative Ageing Policy

Abstract
This chapter draws attention to the principles, governance, and coproduction of the creative ageing policy. It shows possibilities of using alternative solutions and interventions within the one policy concept. The chapter also underlines the opportunities related to experimentation in policy design.
Andrzej Klimczuk

Chapter 8. Organizational Forms and Management for the Building of Creative Capital of Older People

Abstract
This chapter aims to combine the general framework of social investment with organizational forms and possible organizational changes. This chapter underlines mixed specifics of the contributions of various entities of the public sector, the private sector, the non-governmental sector, the informal sector, and hybrid organizations to the implementation of the creative ageing policy. The chapter also includes recommendations for the management of the creative ageing programs.
Andrzej Klimczuk

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