Well-Being of Older People in Ageing Societies poses answers to the question of how we can measure and conceptualize the well-being of older people. It focuses on the future research agenda and policy reforms that will be necessary to maintain a decent well-being for older people, given the context of our ageing populations. This book draws on longitudinal datasets and empirical research on the multidimensional measures of older people’s welfare, providing a comparative analysis of social assistance and pensions for older people in the UK and The Netherlands. This title will be essential reading to anyone with an interest in gerontology and the effect society, public policy and governance can have on the welfare of older people.

part I|75 pages

Setting the Context

chapter 1|10 pages


ByAsghar Zaidi

chapter 2|21 pages

Conceptualising Well-being of Older People

ByAsghar Zaidi

chapter 3|20 pages

Methodological Choices in Measuring Well-being

ByAsghar Zaidi

chapter 4|21 pages

The British Pension and Social Benefit System

ByAsghar Zaidi

part II|199 pages

Empirical Findings

chapter 6|44 pages

Income Mobility in Old Age

ByKatherine Rake, Jane Falkingham

chapter 7|41 pages

Snakes and Ladders: Covariates of Income Mobility in Old Age

ByAsghar Zaidi

part III|12 pages


chapter 9|10 pages

Synthesizing Discussion and Conclusions

ByAsghar Zaidi