In a special double edition of Ageing International published this year, CSD’s Nancy Morrow-Howell, PhD, and Ada C. Mui, PhD, of the Columbia University School of Social Work discuss the productive engagement of older adults.
In the decades ahead, China will have a very large older population, with many older adults who are relatively healthy and interested in being actively engaged in their communities. Contributions of older adults will be necessary for social and economic development of families, communities and society.
Morrow-Howell, N., & Mui, A. C. (Eds.). (2012). Productive engagement in later life: A global perspective. New York, NY: Routledge.
As the global population ages, the concept of “productive aging” offers a new perspective on meeting the challenges of an aging society. In contrast to conventional views of aging, “productive aging” views older adults as participants in and contributors to social development, rather than passive recipients of services.
Morrow-Howell, N., & Mui, A. C. (Eds.). (2010). Productive ageing and China: Perspectives from East Asia and abroad [Special issue]. China Journal of Social Work, 3(2–3).
Morrow-Howell, N., & Mui, A. C. (2010). Cross-cultural, multidisciplinary perspectives on maximizing productive engagement of the ageing population [Editorial]. China Journal of Social Work, 3(2–3), 107–109. doi:10.1080/17525098.2010.492633
Mui, A. C. (2010). Productive ageing in China: A human capital perspective. China Journal of Social Work, 3(2–3), 111–123. doi:/10.1080/17525098.2010.492634