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Marvin Formosa

In: The SAGE Handbook of Aging, Work and Society

Chapter 26: Policies for Older Adult Learning: The Case of the European Union

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Policies for Older Adult Learning: The Case of the European Union
Policies for older adult learning: The case of the European Union
MarvinFormosa
Introduction

Older adult learning has gained an ever-present presence in international and national policies on lifelong learning. An increasing preoccupation with the crises in fiscal competitiveness and political integration has elevated lifelong learning in later life as a key tactic in improving economic development and social cohesion. Older adult learning is presently regarded as a necessary lubricant for a smooth transition to an upcoming scenario where the number of older adults will outnumber children, a state of affairs that will have deep socio-economic impacts on post-industrial societies. The European Union (EU) is no exception. Continuous learning through life deemed as a comprehensive strategy to meet ...

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