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Indice de envejecimiento activo

Active Ageing Index

The Active Ageing Index measures the level of independent living among elderly people, their participation in paid work and in social activities and their capacity for active and healthy ageing. It is made up of 22 indicators grouped into four domains: employment, social participation, independent and secure living and capacity for healthy ageing. The  alues of the index range between 0 and 100. The highest values indicate a greater degree of use of the potential of older people.

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