The 2014 Global AgeWatch Index will be released on October 1st. The Index ranks 96 countries according to the social and economic wellbeing of older people. Last year Sweden topped the Index.
The Global AgeWatch Index is produced by HelpAge International from international data sets drawn from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the World Bank, World Health Organization, International Labour Organization, UNESCO and the Gallup World Poll.
The Index brings together a unique set of internationally comparable data based on older people’s income status, health status, education and employment, and enabling environment. These domains have been selected because they were identified by older people and policy makers alike as key enablers of older people’s wellbeing. HelpAge Canada will unveil the results of the Global AgeWatch Index tomorrow.