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Dr. Lucie Vidovićová

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Long-term research interests include the sociology of ageing, age discrimination, active ageing, and social exclusion

Languages : Czech, English, Croatian, Slovakian, Slovenian

BIOGRAPHY

Mgr. Lucie Vidovićová, PhD. (*1977 in Brno, Czech Rep.) is a sociologist. Her long-term research interests include the sociology of ageing, age discrimination, active ageing, and social exclusion. She is also involved in research projects in the field of environmental gerontology, social policy, labour market, family and lifelong learning. She conducts research for national as well as European bodies and works as a consultant on a number of implementation projects. Lucie also cooperates with different governmental and NGO bodies in the field of senior advocacy. She was part of the UNECE Task Force for Ageing-related statistics, the EAST network of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing and serves as a Vice-president on the Executive Committee of RC 11 Sociology of Aging at the International Sociological Association. Since 2016, she also serves as a co-leader of a working group on spatial exclusion within the ROSEnet COST Action. Recent projects she has been involved in include surveys of the labour market conditions of older workers and their impact on retirement decisions (DetREU), MOPACT (Extending working lives: raising the employment of older workers, aided by lifelong learning), and those on older consumers, age discrimination, ageing in big cities, ageing in rural areas, the issue of role overload in later life and the use of humanoid robots for the active ageing community programmes, ageing in prisons, and social exclusion from social relationships (all the latter as a principal investigator).

MEDIA APPEARANCES

Do penze míří nejšťastnější generace. Šedesátníci jsou spokojenější
iDNES

May 10, 2019

Podle socioložky z Masarykovy univerzity Lucie Vidovićové jim přináší nejvíce radosti prarodičovská role, role zaměstnance naopak nejvíce stresu. „Pokud je člověk relativně zdráv, může to být velmi příjemné životní období,“ míní socioložka.

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Jak se dožít stovky: Ženy mají osmkrát větší šanci než muži
iDNES

February 14, 2019

„Je to sice zjednodušující, ale v zásadě to platí. Jedna italská lékařská studie uvádí, že existuje navíc rozdíl mezi pohlavími. Podle ní u žen hraje genetika ještě menší roli než u mužů,“ říká socioložka brněnské Masarykovy univerzity Lucie Vidovićová. Samotný vysoký věk nemusí být výhra, tou je hlavně dobrá kondice. Aby gerontologové vyjádřili rostoucí rozdíly mezi vitalitou starší generace, sáhli k typologii a rozdělili seniory do čtyř kategorií podle zdatnosti.

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Ze Zlínského kraje lidé odcházejí jen zřídka, přesto obyvatel ubývá
iDNES

January 17, 2019

Zlínský kraj zůstává v žebříčku druhý od konce. „Lidem se tady nežije zle. Roli samozřejmě hraje i to, že více než jinde vyznávají tradiční hodnoty a lpí na rodině,“ mínila socioložka Masarykovy univerzity v Brně Lucie Vidovićová.„Ale kdyby se jim nežilo dobře, tento argument by nepřevážil a stěhovali by se za lepší prací a podmínkami,“ doplnila Vidovićová.

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Nejpilnější čtenáře má Zlínský kraj, vede žebříček knihoven v zemi
iDNES

November 23, 2018

Knihovny se ale stávají centrem vzdělávání, nabízejí přednášky, besedy, soutěže, klid, relaxaci, odpočinek. A když už člověk přijde, tak si obvykle nějakou knihu i půjčí,“ naznačila socioložka Lucie Vidovićová.

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We have cities that are hostile to the elderly, warns against the ageism festival Vzpurná Praha
Radio Wave

September 27, 2018

According to Lucie Vidovičová, it is good to reject the so-called "Peter Pan architecture". This is an approach called, according to the fictional hero of Peter Pan's children's books, that he never gets old.

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Městům ve Zlínském kraji ubývá obyvatel. Nejvíc Zlínu, nejméně Kroměříži
iDNES

September 24, 2018

Spousta lidí se někam jen přistěhuje a místo si adoptuje. Extrémním příkladem jsou Sudety, kde jsou stále problémy, protože tam byly zpřetrhané rodové vazby starousedlíků,“ uvažuje Lucie Vidovićová u Ústavu populačních.

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Do not be afraid to age! Gray is good, says an aging expert
Brno

August 08, 2018

Lucie Vidovičová is one of the leading experts in the field of aging that she has been working on for a long time. She is the author of The Aging, Age and Discrimination - New Links. He considers old age as the color of our lives when we dream.

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Articles

Older Adults and Civic Engagement in Rural Areas of the Czech Republic
European Countryside

2018Older adults represent a specific group of political and civic actors. In one line of argument, the growing number of people over 65 is gaining stronger voice and representation, and plays a stronger role in social, economic and political life and changes in societies.

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Quality of Rural Life. Editorial 16 June 2018
European Countryside

2018The paper discusses the concept of the quality of life and its measuring. It tries to explain its peculiarities in the rural space considering different levels of education, professional activities, mobility, ways of dwelling, access to the social and technical infrastructure.

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New Roles for Older People
Journal of Population Ageing

2018In 2005, the world was amazed by the news of a 67-year old writer and part-time university lecturer in Romanian literature, Adriana Iliescu, becoming the world’s oldest mother

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The Expected, Evaluated, Perceived, Valued and Prevalent Social Roles of Older People: Are They by Consent?
Building Evidence for Active Ageing Policies

2018This chapter uses the Active Ageing Index (AAI) as an “operationalisation” of the active ageing paradigm and compares it with the perceived roles and contributions of older people and older peoples’ own preferences and prevalent role sets.

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How Age-Friendly Are Cities?: Measuring Age-Friendliness with a Composite Index
Emerging Trends in the Development and Application of Composite Indicators

2017The chapter introduces the Age-friendly City Index as a way of measuring the age-friendliness of urban environments. The proposed index assesses the dimensions of outdoor spaces and transportation as they are perceived and evaluated by older people, residents of the fourteen biggest towns in the Czech Republic.

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Area of Expertise

Affiliation

Vice-President, Sociology of Ageing at the International Sociological Association: 2010-present

Member, UNECE Task Force on Ageing-related Statistics: 2013-2016

Advisor, Minister for Human Rights and Minorities Džamila Stehlíková: 2007

Industry

Women

Elder Care

Public Policy

Education

Masaryk University : Sociology of Aging

Masaryk University : Sociology

Masaryk University : Social Policy & Social Work

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