Lack Of Civic Engagement

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Older adults’ productive engagement, including civic engagement and less formalized activities such as volunteering, are widely discussed in the context of liberal and communitarian approaches to civil society. The topic “civic engagement” has emerged as a central theme in Germany. Recent studies have shown these activities are predictors of disability among older adults, but there is a lack of discussion on social inequality. The middle class is mainly represented in civic engagement. Consequentially, participatory activities can lead to further social inequality.
Qualitative studies have demonstrated that people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds engage. However, they engage increasingly in family networks, circles of friends and in
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