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Aging 2000

a challenge for society

  • Philip Selby
  • Mal Schechter
  • United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-5
  2. Preface

    1. Sadruddin Aga Khan
      Pages 7-10
  3. Introduction

    1. Raymond Rigoni
      Pages 11-13
  4. Overall summary

    1. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 15-24
  5. Core Issue from Round One

  6. Round One (replies by topic)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 53-60
    3. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 61-68
    4. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 69-82
    5. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 83-92
    6. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 93-100
    7. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 101-107
    8. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 108-113
    9. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 114-120
    10. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 121-126
    11. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 127-133
    12. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 134-142
    13. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 143-147
  7. Round Two

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-151
    2. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 152-156
    3. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 157-159
    4. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 160-164
    5. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 165-172
    6. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 173-175
  8. Economic commentary

    1. Brian Abel-Smith
      Pages 177-186
  9. A statement from WHO

    1. Leo A. Kaprio
      Pages 187-191
  10. A view from the UN

    1. Eyvind Hytten
      Pages 192-196
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 197-222

About this book

Introduction

For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Morituri Salutamus We live in a society that remorselessly casts off those who are too weak, mentally or physically, to cling to the dizzy wheel of existence - a society that worships the idols of beauty, youth, and wealth whilst ruthlessly rejecting those who fall outside its narrow standards of acceptability, or exploitability. The elderly are the latest victims of an artificial life-style that tends to create artificial problems. In this respect, we have much to learn from those primitive communities that continue to revere their elders for the wisdom they have acquired in the school of life, and which have yet to make the dubious progression to a civilization that dismisses its senior members as senile old fools or a burden on taxpayers' funds. It is vital to warn developing countries of the dangers of duplicating the errors of the industrial world - of which they see only the superficial trappings that mask the iceberg of disillusionment beneath.

Keywords

World Health Organization age coping developing countries employment human resources research statistics

Authors and affiliations

  • Philip Selby
    • 1
  • Mal Schechter
    • 2
  • United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
  1. 1.World Health OrganizationGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.National Institute on AgingUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-6273-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-6275-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6273-9
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