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Directions and trends in aging services: a German-American comparison

International Journal of Aging & Human Development

Author: Gelfand, D. E.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1988


Services for older people in many countries appear to be similar, but there are differences in direction & emphasis. The U.S. & West Germany currently have major economic, social, & political commonalities, but their differing historical development is traced & related to the structure of services they provide for the elderly, the role of professionals in developing these services, & the relative emphasis on primary, secondary, & tertiary prevention. Predictions of future trends in services for the elderly in both countries are also explored.

Further Details

Pages: 57-68
Volume: 27
Issue: 1
Accession Number: 3.4.03
Keywords: North America, Europe, older
Reads: 153