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Global Development and Personal Dependency: The High Cost of Doing Well

World Development

Author: Meyers, A. R.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1991

Abstract:

Disability, dependency, & disability relief are explored as global problems. The trend toward disability in industrial countries is presented as stemming from a direct relationship between incidence of disability & population aging. Statistical data show that older adults' dependency needs carry huge economic & human resource costs, which industrialized nations have met through the employment of documented & undocumented immigrants & refugees, primarily women, from developing countries (DCs). Data also reveal rapid & widespread aging of DCs' populations, thereby creating conflict over who will care for whom. Means through which DCs can avoid problems of dependency-eg, restriction of mandatory retirement, provision of vocational training, & allocation of resources to research, training, & service development-are summarized.

Further Details

Pages: 45-54
Volume: 19
Issue: 1
Accession Number: 23.5.03
Keywords: older, mobility
Reads: 114
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