Older people also suffer because of the crisis

Impact of crisis_coverpageThis publication builds on the work in the field of social inclusion and social protection carried out by AGE Platform Europe and its member organisations since the beginning of the financial crisis in 2008. We have been regularly monitoring the impact of the financial and economic crisis, as well as the austerity measures introduced in response to it, on social realities of older people across the EU, in particular amongst the most vulnerable.

The document also presents recommendations from the seminar AGE co-organised with the Committee of the Regions on the impact of the crisis on older people on 19 June 2012 in Brussels. 

It contains three main chapters:

  • Need to understand the impact of the crisis on older people
  • How to prevent poverty in old age and promote social inclusion
  • Policy tools and processes to assess older people’s social realities and enhance their quality of life


English version: 'Older people also suffer because of the crisis'

French version: 'Les personnes âgées aussi souffrent de la crise'

Translated into Spanish and Catalan (by AGE member organisation FATEC)


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