|Title||Statistics Korea held the Second Technical Meeting of the Titchfield City Group on Ageing|
□ Statistics Korea held the Second Technical Meeting of the Titchfield City Group on Ageing(TCGA) in Daejeon, South Korea, 11-13 June 2019. The meeting was hosted by Statistics Korea and steered by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) of the United Kingdom.
□ Close to 50 representatives of the NSOs around the world and other stakeholders participated in the meeting and contributed to defining the stepping stones of different work strands of the future work program of the TCGA.
< Commissioner Kang delivering his opening remarks >
□ In the opening ceremony, the Commissioner of Statistics Korea, Kang Shin-wook, stressed that any contributions at this Meeting will serve to enrich the futures of none other than our won selves as well as our people. He also mentioned that shared expertise and insights during the meeting would make valuable contributions to well-being.
□ Introducing The Titchfield City Group on Ageing
The work programme of the TCGA will be conducted during the period 2018-2023, with the help of NSOs around the world, working alongside the UN agencies (UN Women, UN Dept of Economic and Social Affairs, UN Population Fund, UN Development Programme, World Health Organisation), International Civil society organisations, (HelpAge International and the AARP), UK’s DFID and Academia. The lead is provided by the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS).
□ Key features of ageing data
One of the themes emerging is to better appreciate three key features of age-disaggregated data and ageing-related statistics.
o Firstly, population ageing is often understood in a demographic context, in fact, population ageing brings changes across many spheres of society. The ageing data should therefore be cross-cutting, and it should concern multiple areas of social, economic and demographic statistics as well as government finances and public sector statistics.
o Secondly, the ageing data are often referred to as the information about the situation of people of a specific age group, such as the health and well-being of older persons. Instead, data and evidence is required about the timing of important transitions of life and how younger phase of life are important in determining outcomes in older ages.
o Thirdly, the ageing data should not be just about the individual attributes of older persons and their earlier lives, but it should also include information about the enabling environment in which they have lived.
Therefore, the TCGA will develop a substantive conceptual and analytical framework to understand fully the multiple domains of ageing and the processes of ageing on which countries should aim to collect ageing-related data.