Joint Programming Initiative

More Years, Better Lives

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

Senior Friendly Products - New Technologies
Seniorengerechte Produkte - Neue Technologien

Topic
Uses of Technology
Housing, Urban Development and Mobility
Relevance for this Topic
Country Austria
More Topics

Governance

Contact information

Gert Feistritzer
Institute for Empirical Social Research (IFES) on behalf of the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection (BMASK)
Stubenring 1
1010 Vienna
Austria
Phone: +43154670324​
Email: gert.fesitritzer(at)ifes.at

Timeliness, transparency

Data collected between September and October 2007 for the 70 and above age cohort, and between May and June 2008 for the 60-69 age cohort. Main findings were published in 2008.

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, occasional

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, occasional

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)


Access to data


Free access to data (Microdata also?)

Conditions of access


Aggregate data


PDF tables and charts contained within report


The data is only available in German.

Access to data


Free access to data (Microdata also?)

Conditions of access


Aggregate data


PDF tables and charts contained within report


The data is only available in German.


Coverage


Round1: data was collected in 2007 with a sample size of 525 individuals. Round 2: data was collected in 2008 with a sample size of 500 individuals.


2007


Age, gender, age and gender, education, income, state, community size, (prior) occupation


Austrian population between the ages of 50 and 75


Austria; By state (Bundesland) down to community level


Round 1 (2007): population aged 70 and above; Round 2 (2008): population aged 60-69


Representative of target groups


Data collected on technological needs and skills of elderly persons, use of technology and experiences with using technology, reasons for not using technology, choice of transportation, specific problem areas with regard to technology use and suggestions for improvement. Corresponds to Uses of Technology and Housing, Urban Development and Mobility Topics


• "Consumer Friendliness of Technologies and Products. Survey of Persons Above 60" (Konsumentenfreundlichkeit von Technologien und Produkten. Befragung von Personen ab 60) • "Study: Senior Friendly Products. Survey of Persons Above 70" (Studie: Seniorengerechte Produkte. Befragung von Personen ab 70 Jahren)

Coverage


Round1: data was collected in 2007 with a sample size of 525 individuals. Round 2: data was collected in 2008 with a sample size of 500 individuals.


2007


Age, gender, age and gender, education, income, state, community size, (prior) occupation


Austrian population between the ages of 50 and 75


Austria; By state (Bundesland) down to community level


Round 1 (2007): population aged 70 and above; Round 2 (2008): population aged 60-69


Representative of target groups


Data collected on technological needs and skills of elderly persons, use of technology and experiences with using technology, reasons for not using technology, choice of transportation, specific problem areas with regard to technology use and suggestions for improvement. Corresponds to Uses of Technology and Housing, Urban Development and Mobility Topics


• "Consumer Friendliness of Technologies and Products. Survey of Persons Above 60" (Konsumentenfreundlichkeit von Technologien und Produkten. Befragung von Personen ab 60) • "Study: Senior Friendly Products. Survey of Persons Above 70" (Studie: Seniorengerechte Produkte. Befragung von Personen ab 70 Jahren)


Linkage

Linkage


Data quality


Not reported


Not reported


Not reported

Data quality


Not reported


Not reported


Not reported


Applicability


Strengths: This survey targets two age groups and looks at areas of under-researched subject matter that is included in multiple international measures of healthy ageing. Weaknesses: The sample size is fairly small, the data is self-reported, there is no possibility for linkage, and there is limited availability of individual-level data.

Applicability


Strengths: This survey targets two age groups and looks at areas of under-researched subject matter that is included in multiple international measures of healthy ageing. Weaknesses: The sample size is fairly small, the data is self-reported, there is no possibility for linkage, and there is limited availability of individual-level data.


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