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Ageing and Social Policy in Australia - Allan Borowski

Ageing and Social Policy in Australia

By: Allan Borowski (Editor), Sol Encel (Editor), Elizabeth Ozanne (Editor), Brian Howe (Foreword by)

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Published: 17th November 1997
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Industrialised countries worldwide are confronting the prospect of a steadily ageing population. This up-to-date book reflects the breadth of research into gerontology and analyses the major themes and issues in the area of ageing and social policy in both an Australian context and from an international comparative perspective. Topics discussed include unemployment, education, and housing for the aged. Added to this is the contemporary influence of multiculturalism and the challenge it poses to policies and programs that must cater for a growing diversity in the ageing population. A special focus is given to the situation of women and Aboriginal Australians and the specific structural disadvantages they face. This book is essential reading for students and policy-makers in sociology, social and public policy, gerontology, and public health.

"This book gives an excellent overview of the changing situation in Australia where the number of older people is proportionately higher than it was in the postwar years and the work scene is becoming different with technological developments and earlier retirements. The overview is not only relevant for Australian policy makers but can contribute ideas to all those countries which have been undergoing similar changes, such as the U.S.A., Canada and New Zealand." Pacific Affairs

Preface Brian Howe
Introduction Allan Borowski
Demographic trends and policy implications Allan Borowski
Health and ageing: the last phase of the epidemiological transition
Ethnicity and ageing
Older women: issues of gender
Social policy and Aboriginal people Jo Harrison
Work in later life Sol Encel
Retirement policy, retirement incomes and women Linda Rosenman
Unravelling housing policy for older people Hal Kendig
Older people and their families: issues for policy Peter McDonald
Education policy for an ageing society
Theoretical perspectives on aged policy development
Ageing and the law: perspectives and prospects
The making of policies for the aged Monica Pfeffer
The aged care reform strategy Anna Howe
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ISBN: 9780521498203
ISBN-10: 0521498201
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 17th November 1997
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.52