Dlouhověkost jako nová otázka sociálních věd

Michaela Honelová, Marcela Petrová Kafková
2018 Social Studies  
Longevity represents, in the sociology of aging, and not only in the Czech Republic,a relatively new and little considered topic. Due to the significant increase in long-life in developed countries,including the Czech Republic, the issue is substantial. This article aims to support the discussion of longevityissues in the social sciences in the Czech environment. Above all it focuses on introducing the conceptof resilience as a possible explanation for the longevity of some and the disability
more » ... nd the disability of other older adults. It seemsthat this originally psychological concept offers a satisfactory explanation of the determinants and factorsof increasing longevity and its distinct diversity. For example, current knowledge seems to indicate that thehigher longevity of women can be explained by their higher resilience, typically mobilized after widowhood.
doi:10.5817/soc2017-2-9 fatcat:de4vnaolzbhjfkfmbev3qlxmve