Sociological research on ageing in Latvia and Lithuania: Responding to the challenge of ageing?

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    Abstract

    The aim of the research is to discover the state of art in sociological research of ageing issues in Latvia and Lithuania, involving the following tasks: a) to disclose the socio-demographic and political context of ageing research in both countries; b) to evaluate the institutionalization level of sociological research in ageing (in terms of presence of professional publications, education of specialists, and self-instructive community). Methods and data: bibliographic research using keywords (resources of national libraries in Latvia and Lithuania), secondary analysis of data (reports, publications). Limitations of research: the analysis of situation is limited to the historical period of 1993-2010, which almost coincide with the first two decades of the regained independency of Latvia and Lithuania. Data was collected in spring-summer 2010. Bibliographic research do include only scientific literature on ageing issues. The research results show that the sociological research on ageing in both countries despite of a challenging context, is not an explicit subdiscipline of sociology or social gerontology, namely, the institutionalization level of sociology of ageing could be described as being still in an early stage.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDeveloping the 'Sociology of ageing': To Tackle The Challenge of Ageing Societies in Central and Eastern Europe
    PublisherJagiellonian University Press
    Pages221-242
    Number of pages22
    ISBN (Print)9788323333043
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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    Mikulioniene, S. (2012). Sociological research on ageing in Latvia and Lithuania: Responding to the challenge of ageing? In Developing the 'Sociology of ageing': To Tackle The Challenge of Ageing Societies in Central and Eastern Europe (pp. 221-242). Jagiellonian University Press.