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Communes of elderly people: between independence and colonization

Journal of Aging Studies

Author: Baars, J., Thomese, F.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1994


The rapid growth of communes of elderly people in the Netherlands has attracted international attention & become a social policy issue. The government & institutional care providers view these as informal homes for the aged, whereas the elderly themselves see the communes as positive alternatives to traditional ideas on aging. Here, in a theoretical interpretation, it is shown that both the communes & the different reactions to them represent important developments concerning aging & the position of the aged in Western society, as well as major trends in the modernization process.

Further Details

Pages: 341-356
Volume: 8
Issue: 4
Accession Number: 5.3.03
Research Notes: electronic copy added 19/08/2013
Keywords: Europeolderhousing improvementpolicy compliance
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