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Ageing Europe

Open University Press

Author: Walker, A., Maltby, T.
Year: 1996
Type: Book


Part of the Rethinking Ageing Series (Brian Gearing, series editor), this work presents findings from recent policy-oriented research undertaken by the European Union's (EU's) Observatory on Ageing & Older People, which has documented the socioeconomic policies that affect older people & the extent of their social integration in European society. It is generally found that older people are highly integrated in both micro- & macroforms of the EU. Older people are experiencing a relatively high degree of familial & personal satisfaction in most Western European countries, although there is wide disparity between such countries as the Netherlands & Denmark, where older people appear happier, & countries like Greece & Portugal, where they indicate much lower levels of happiness. However, older people are less well-integrated into the major socioeconomic institutions of the EU, largely as a result of four barriers: income, age discrimination, health & social care, & fear. It is concluded that social policies that provide more crime prevention, an increase in home care services, a reduction of labor market discrimination, & the promotion of intergenerational solidarity are appropriate measures for the greater integration of older people into the EU.

Further Details

Pages 149
Publish Location Buckingham, England
Accession Number 30.5.03
Notes Using Smart Source Parsing
Research Notes Level 4, Main Library (S 305.26094/4)
Keywords Europeolderhealth improvementsafety improvementsecuritypolicy compliance

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