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Les "petits espaces insulaires" : territoires d'action gérontologique sociaux, solidaire et innovants

Abstract : « The ageing of the population in France is indisputable since the proportion of older people in the total population has been increasing over the years. » G.-F. Dumont, 2010. Ageing as a research topic has been considered for many years as marginal both in Martinique and Guadeloupe. Today, older people are at the heart of public policies, and are becoming equally important for citizens who would like to build an inclusive society. The 2009 demographic study published by INED-INSEE suggests that Martinique will be the oldest department in France by 2030. Island territories are considered as "creative edges", just as they are in the 2020 "International College of Territorial Sciences” Conference. The expression "territories of gerontological action" is used instead of "gerontological territories" (G.-F. Dumont’s expression). In addition, according to CRISES (Centre de recherche sur les innovations sociales- Bouchard, 2011), social innovations are defined : as the care or well-being of the whole society. Thus, all activities and devices that pursue this care objective will be studied. Could both Martinique and Guadeloupe be considered innovative, gerontological action territories, providing thus a model for continued support towards seniors citizens and a new definition of insularity? First, the study identifies territorial inequalities in the spatial distribution of social and solidarity economy structures; second it carries out qualitative surveys with ESS stakeholders in order to have the perception and practices of each group. In conclusion, the study provides both an innovative perspective on old age and social innovation and a contribution to the scientific literature on insularity and sustainable development.
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Audrey Jeannot, Pascal Saffache. Les "petits espaces insulaires" : territoires d'action gérontologique sociaux, solidaire et innovants. 6e Colloque International du REIACTIS « Société inclusive et avancée en âge », Feb 2020, Metz, France. ⟨hal-02487226⟩

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