Keys to analyze social engagement in baby boom generation aging

Dolores Majón-Valpuesta, Pilar Ramos, Mercé Pérez-Salanova

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The demographic revolution of the last decades has meant a transformation of the vital cycle experience and its implications to old age are still distant from having been completely disclosed. In this sense, this work focuses on the population that will experience retirement in the following years, the generation known as baby boomers. We exhibit the outcome of a bibliographical review about social engagement as the foundation of the promotion of active retirement for baby boomers. That generation is part of a particular socio-historical reality, one that shapes the confrontation of the aging process in general, and of a conceptualization of differential social participation, in particular. We use the review and systematic analysis of the literature generated in recent years in order to draw five keys to analyze the prospects in this field.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-63
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • Active ageing
  • Baby boom
  • Retirement
  • Social participation


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