Joint Programming Initiative

More Years, Better Lives

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

Quality of Life in Old Age
Lebensqualität im Alter

Topic
Housing, Urban Development and Mobility
Health and Performance
Social, Civic and Cultural Engagement
Wellbeing
Relevance for this Topic
Country Austria
URL
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More Topics

Governance

Contact information

Susanne Völkl (Report)/ Setare Seyyed-Hashemi (Evaluation and statistics)
Commissioned by Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection (BMASK); implemented by Institute for Empirical Social Research (IFES)
Stubenring 1
1010 Wien
Austria
Phone: Setare Seyyed-Hashemi:43154670575​
Email: setare.seyyed-hashemi(at)ifes.at
Url: Not available

Timeliness, transparency

The study was conducted between February and March 2010. A report with the main findings was published in May 2010.

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, occasional

Data gathering method

Telephone interview (CATI)

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, occasional

Data gathering method

Telephone interview (CATI)

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, occasional

Data gathering method

Telephone interview (CATI)

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, occasional

Data gathering method

Telephone interview (CATI)


Access to data

Conditions of access


The study was conducted between February and March 2010. A report with the main findings was published in May 2010.


The report is only available in German.

Access to data

Conditions of access


The study was conducted between February and March 2010. A report with the main findings was published in May 2010.


The report is only available in German.

Access to data

Conditions of access


The study was conducted between February and March 2010. A report with the main findings was published in May 2010.


The report is only available in German.

Access to data

Conditions of access


The study was conducted between February and March 2010. A report with the main findings was published in May 2010.


The report is only available in German.


Coverage


Data collected in 2010 with a sample size of 800 individuals


2010


Age, gender, income level, state (Bundesland)


Random sample of Austrian population over the age of 60 (Randomly generated telephone numbers)


By state (Bundesland)


Population aged 60 and over


Representative of target population


Data collected on the following topics: age, quality of life and wellbeing, life satisfaction, health, financial situation (income, pension), mobility, social participation, volunteering, social interactions and contacts, living situation, assistance/care services. Corresponds to: Health and Performance, Wellbeing, and Social, Civic and Cultural Engagement, and Housing, Urban Development and Mobility Topics


• "Old age and the Future. Research Expertise towards a National Plan for Seniors. Final Report" (Alter und Zukunft. Wissen und Gestalten. Forschungsexpertise zu einem Bundesplan for Seniorinnen und Senioren. Endbericht) • "Quality of life in old age: Survey of people aged 60 and above. Study Report" (Lebensqualität im Alter: Befragung von Personen ab 60 Jahren. Studienbericht.)

Coverage


Data collected in 2010 with a sample size of 800 individuals


2010


Age, gender, income level, state (Bundesland)


Random sample of Austrian population over the age of 60 (Randomly generated telephone numbers)


By state (Bundesland)


Population aged 60 and over


Representative of target population


Data collected on the following topics: age, quality of life and wellbeing, life satisfaction, health, financial situation (income, pension), mobility, social participation, volunteering, social interactions and contacts, living situation, assistance/care services. Corresponds to: Health and Performance, Wellbeing, and Social, Civic and Cultural Engagement, and Housing, Urban Development and Mobility Topics


• "Old age and the Future. Research Expertise towards a National Plan for Seniors. Final Report" (Alter und Zukunft. Wissen und Gestalten. Forschungsexpertise zu einem Bundesplan for Seniorinnen und Senioren. Endbericht) • "Quality of life in old age: Survey of people aged 60 and above. Study Report" (Lebensqualität im Alter: Befragung von Personen ab 60 Jahren. Studienbericht.)

Coverage


Data collected in 2010 with a sample size of 800 individuals


2010


Age, gender, income level, state (Bundesland)


Random sample of Austrian population over the age of 60 (Randomly generated telephone numbers)


By state (Bundesland)


Population aged 60 and over


Representative of target population


Data collected on the following topics: age, quality of life and wellbeing, life satisfaction, health, financial situation (income, pension), mobility, social participation, volunteering, social interactions and contacts, living situation, assistance/care services. Corresponds to: Health and Performance, Wellbeing, and Social, Civic and Cultural Engagement, and Housing, Urban Development and Mobility Topics


• "Old age and the Future. Research Expertise towards a National Plan for Seniors. Final Report" (Alter und Zukunft. Wissen und Gestalten. Forschungsexpertise zu einem Bundesplan for Seniorinnen und Senioren. Endbericht) • "Quality of life in old age: Survey of people aged 60 and above. Study Report" (Lebensqualität im Alter: Befragung von Personen ab 60 Jahren. Studienbericht.)

Coverage


Data collected in 2010 with a sample size of 800 individuals


2010


Age, gender, income level, state (Bundesland)


Random sample of Austrian population over the age of 60 (Randomly generated telephone numbers)


By state (Bundesland)


Population aged 60 and over


Representative of target population


Data collected on the following topics: age, quality of life and wellbeing, life satisfaction, health, financial situation (income, pension), mobility, social participation, volunteering, social interactions and contacts, living situation, assistance/care services. Corresponds to: Health and Performance, Wellbeing, and Social, Civic and Cultural Engagement, and Housing, Urban Development and Mobility Topics


• "Old age and the Future. Research Expertise towards a National Plan for Seniors. Final Report" (Alter und Zukunft. Wissen und Gestalten. Forschungsexpertise zu einem Bundesplan for Seniorinnen und Senioren. Endbericht) • "Quality of life in old age: Survey of people aged 60 and above. Study Report" (Lebensqualität im Alter: Befragung von Personen ab 60 Jahren. Studienbericht.)


Linkage

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Data quality


No errors reported


No breaks reported


No inconsistencies reported

Data quality


No errors reported


No breaks reported


No inconsistencies reported

Data quality


No errors reported


No breaks reported


No inconsistencies reported

Data quality


No errors reported


No breaks reported


No inconsistencies reported


Applicability


Strengths: The survey incorporates a range of quality of life indicators, including physical and mental health, real and disposable income, and accessibility of institutional and other resources. Weaknesses: The survey uses a small sample size and self-reporting data. Institutionalized population and migrants are also not included.

Applicability


Strengths: The survey incorporates a range of quality of life indicators, including physical and mental health, real and disposable income, and accessibilty of institutional and other resources. Weaknesses: The survey uses a small sample size and self-reporting data. Institutionalized population and migrants are also not included.

Applicability


Strengths: The survey incorporates a range of quality of life indicators, including physical and mental health, real and disposable income, and accessibility of institutional and other resources. Weaknesses: The survey uses a small sample size and self-reporting data. Institutionalized population and migrants are also not included.

Applicability


Strengths: The survey incorporates a range of quality of life indicators, including physical and mental health, real and disposable income, and accessibility of institutional and other resources. Weaknesses: The survey uses a small sample size and self-reporting data. Institutionalized population and migrants are also not included.


  • The information about this dataset was compiled by the author:
  • Maria M. Hofmarcher
  • (see Partners)