The study of the elderly’s health and quality of life in Europe, in Spain and in Castile and Leon, is a subject of great relevance due to the progressive aging of the population and the related health and dependency problems that are increasing in this context.
The existence of a gender gap drives the focus of public policy measures directly on older women. Education, and socio-economic position in general, are fundamental determinants of health and quality of life at all stages of the human life cycle including that of old age.
The quality of life of the elderly population in Southern countries is worse than in the rest of Europe.See more
The gender gap in health is greater in Southern European countries, including Spain, than in the rest of Europe.See more
The gender health gap of older people in Europe is wider for the oldest old in Southern European countries.See more
The determinants of Spanish elderly’s health vary at the different stages of aging.See more