From Exclusion to Inclusion in Old Age: A Global Challenge

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Evidence of widening inequalities for the aging has led to strong concerns about the many ways older adults experience social exclusion. Against the backdrop of a massive older demographic, From Exclusion to Inclusion in Old Age casts a welcome light on the patterns and processes that either include senior citizens in or exclude them from wider society. Taking a broad international perspective, the contributors to this volume examine a host of central topics important to understanding the lives of seniors, from ...

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Overview

Evidence of widening inequalities for the aging has led to strong concerns about the many ways older adults experience social exclusion. Against the backdrop of a massive older demographic, From Exclusion to Inclusion in Old Age casts a welcome light on the patterns and processes that either include senior citizens in or exclude them from wider society. Taking a broad international perspective, the contributors to this volume examine a host of central topics important to understanding the lives of seniors, from globalization, age discrimination, and human rights to intergenerational relationships, poverty, and migration. Essential reading for anyone interested in aging issues, this book is key to understanding the interplay between institutions, policies, and the people they affect.

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Editorial Reviews

Alan Walker

“This is an important book for students, policy makers and practitioners in the ageing and social policy fields because it provides essential theoretical and empirical insights into a critical issue for the well-being of older people. It is highly recommended.”

Toni Calasanti

“With contributions by scholars at the cutting edges of their fields, this interdisciplinary collection of reports from around the world will be crucial to the study of the global political economy of aging.”

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Meet the Author

Norah Keating is professor and codirector of Research on Ageing, Policies and Practice at the University of Alberta and the author or editor of several books, including Rural Ageing, also published by the Policy Press. 

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Table of Contents

List of tables and figures Acknowledgements Notes on contributors Foreword by Judith Phillips

1. Social exclusion in later life: a global challenge
      Thomas Scharf and Norah Keating
2. Globalisation, economic recession and social exclusion: policy challenges and responses
      Chris Phillipson
3. International migration: patterns and implications for exclusion in old age
      Sandra Torres
4. Social inclusion of older people in developing countries: relations and resources
      Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, Armando Barrientos and Julia Mase
5. Exclusion from material resources: poverty and deprivation among older people in Europe
      Asghar Zaidi
6. Social inclusion of elders in families
      Jim Ogg and Sylvie Renaut
7. The impact of changing value systems on social inclusion: an Asia-Pacific perspective
      David R. Phillips and Kevin H. C. Cheng
8. Age discrimination as a source of exclusion in Europe: the need for a human rights plan for older persons
      Astrid Stuckelberger, Dominic Abrams and Philippe Chastonay
9. Towards inclusive built environments for older adults
      Atiya Mahmood and Norah Keating
10. Revisiting social exclusion of older adults
      Norah Keating and Thomas Scharf

Index

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