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Towards a society for all ages : the UN programme on ageing. /

by United Nations. Division for Sustainable Development.

Publisher: 03/03/2004 08:59:30 2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 05/17/2004 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCEAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social theory, social policy and ageing : a critical introduction /

by Estes, Caroll | Biggs, Simon | Phillipson, Chris.

Publisher: Maidenhead, U.K. Open University Press 2003Description: vii, 191 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [155]-183) and index.Summary: In this book, three leading social theorists of old age present a critical review of key theoretical developments and issues influencing the study of adult ageing. The authors explore contemporary trends in social policy drawing on the experience of ageing in the USA, Europe and an increasingly global environment. Particular attention is given to feminist perspectives on ageing, ethics and bio-medicine, successful and productive ageing, globalization and migration and the politics of ageing. Consideration is given in each case to the interaction between structural influences on social ageing and the experience of age and identity. The work ends with a manifesto for social theory, social policy and social change.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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The Global Aging Preparedness Index /

by Jackson, Richard | Centre for Strategic and International Studies | Howe, Neil | Nakashima, Keisuke.

Publisher: Washington, DC Centre for Strategic and International Studies 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Appendices : p. 53-64Summary: Global aging promises to affect everything from business psychology and worker productivity to rates of savings and investment, long-term returns to capital, and the direction of global capital flows. Perhaps most fatefully, it could throw into question the ability of many societies to provide a decent standard of living for the old without placing a crushing burden on the young. The purpose of the Global Aging Preparedness Index (or GAP Index) is to provide a comprehensive assessment of the progress that countries are making in preparing for global aging, and particularly the "old-age dependency" dimension of the challenge. The GAP Index covers twenty countries, including most major developed countries and a selection of economically important emerging markets for which adequate data were available. Its projection horizon extends through the year 2040 in order to capture the full impact of the demographic transformation now sweeping the world.Availability: (1)

Ageing across Europe /


Publisher: Cardiff WRVS (Wales) 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2012 Report prepared by DEMOS for WRVS Bibliography : p. 136-142Summary: Many European countries, including the UK, are now facing the dual challenge of responding to the demographic changes brought by population ageing, while also implementing tough austerity measures following the 2008 financial and economic crisis. With increasing pressure on public budgets, this is an important moment to consider what it is that makes a country a good place to grow old, and where possible to learn lessons from our European neighbours on the policies and services that are most effective in giving older people a good quality of life. This new evidence will contribute to a national debate in the UK about our aspirations for our older citizens and how we might best achieve them in an increasingly challenging fiscal environmentAvailability: (1)

Ageing in the twenty-first century : a celebration and a challenge /

by Guzm n, Jos Miguel | United Nations Population Fund | Pawliczko, Ann | Beales, Sylvia | Till, Celia | Voelcker, Ina.

Publisher: New York, NY United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and HelpAge International 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 184-190Summary: This report analyses the current situation of older persons and reviews progress in policies and actions taken by governments and other stakeholders since the Second World Assembly on Ageing in implementing the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing to respond to the opportunities and challenges of an ageing world. It provides many inspiring examples of innovative programmes that successfully address ageing issues and the concerns of older persons. The report identifies gaps and provides recommendations for the way forward to ensure a society for all ages in which both young and old are given the opportunity to contribute to development and share in its benefits. A unique feature of the report is a focus on the voices of older persons themselves, captured through consultations with older men and women around the world. The report, which is the product of a collaboration of over twenty United Nations entities and major international organizations working in the area of population ageing, shows that important progress has been made by many countries in adopting new policies, strategies, plans and laws on ageing, but that much more needs to be done to fully implement the Madrid Plan and fulfil the potential of our ageing world.Availability: (1)

The "boomer bulge" : ageing policies for the 21st century. /

by McIntosh, Greg.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. 1999Description: 30 leaves.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Report on overseas study tour by associate director aged services: 18 August-10 November 1969

by Brooke, Neville | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence [unpublished] 1969Description: Electronic.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

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