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Ageing and the Care of Older People in Europe

  • Authors
  • Richard¬†Hugman
  • Editors
  • Jo¬†Campling
Textbook

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Richard Hugman
    Pages 1-20
  3. Richard Hugman
    Pages 46-72
  4. Richard Hugman
    Pages 73-96
  5. Richard Hugman
    Pages 97-124
  6. Richard Hugman
    Pages 125-151
  7. Richard Hugman
    Pages 152-173
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 174-199

About this book

Introduction

As the population of all European countries ages rapidly, understanding the phenomenon of ageing and social responses to old age has become a vital contemporary issue. The diverse ways in which old age is seen across Europe are compared and different forms of care for the needs of older people are examined. With the demise of large institutions, and increasing demands on families and on domiciliary care, the question of inter-generational relations is seen as a key element in the future of old age. It is argued that much is to be learned from cross-national comparisons in developing social responses to old age.

Keywords

aging care Europe

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