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A Multidimensional Approach to Social Exclusion in Later Life – Health Consequences for Ageing Populations (AMASE)

The overall aim of the project is to enhance research-based knowledge on the multidimensional nature of old age social exclusion and its consequences for health and to identify conditions that minimize social exclusion of disadvantaged groups.

Being socially connected is a universal need and a fundamental human right, but a considerable number of older people are socially excluded. 

The outcomes of AMASE are particularly relevant for a better scientific understanding of social exclusion in later life. Outcomes will also inform policies to enhance social inclusion and active ageing. 

Research and policy objectives

1. Describe and explain levels and patterns in the multidimensional nature of old age social exclusion; 
2. Analyse the associations between old age social exclusion and health; 
3. Identify vulnerable groups; 
4. Describe the lived reality of older Romanian men and women who are at particular risk of social exclusion; 
5. Analyse the social protection frameworks for older people with a main focus on pensions, health and long-term care; 
6. Design a set of policy measures aiming at tackling social exclusion of vulnerable groups in Romania; 
7. Strengthen scientific research and recruitment to the field of ageing research in general and old age social exclusion in particular.


AMASE employs a European comparative perspective and a mixed method approach. Quantitative data are derived from existing (longitudinal) studies such as NorLAG (, SHARE, and EQLS and qualitative data from interviews conducted during the project.

  • Participants

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    • Partner institution

      • Universitatea din Bucuresti, Romania