Active Ageing Index (AAI)

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The Active Ageing Index (AAI) is a tool to measure the untapped potential of older people for active and healthy ageing across countries. It measures the level to which older people live independent lives, participate in paid employment and social activities as well as their capacity to actively age. The index is constructed from 22 individual indicators that are grouped into four distinct domains. Each domain presents a different aspect of measuring the untapped potential of older people for active and healthy ageing. The results of the AAI are presented in a country ranking by the overall AAI and the domain-specific indices. The ranking of countries might change depending on what are the results for the overall AAI or the domain-specific indices. The AAI also offers breakdown of results by gender.

The Active Ageing Index (AAI) is a jointly managed project by the European Commission Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion together with the Population Unit of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. The main developer of the AAI was the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research in Vienna. The project on developing the AAI was carried out from January 2012 to February 2013.


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