Ageing and Social Policy in Australia available in Paperback
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- Cambridge University Press
This up-to-date book reflects the breadth of research into gerontology and analyzes the major themes and issues in the area of aging and social policy, in both an Australian context and from an international perspective. Topics discussed include unemployment, education and housing. Also considered are the influence of multiculturalism and the specific structural disadvantages faced by women and Aboriginal Australians. Essential reading for students and policymakers in sociology, social and public policy, gerontology and public health.
Table of Contents
Preface Brian Howe; Part I: 1. Introduction Allan Borowski, Sol Encel and Elizabeth Ozanne; Part II: 2. Demographic trends and policy implications Allan Borowski and Graeme Hugo; 3. Health and ageing: the last phase of the epidemiological transition John McCallum; Part III: 4. Ethnicity and ageing Donald T. Rowland; 5. Older women: issues of gender Karen Heycox; 6. Social policy and Aboriginal people Jo Harrison; Part IV: 7. Work in later life Sol Encel; 8. Retirement policy, retirement incomes and women Linda Rosenman and Jeni Warburton; 9. Unravelling housing policy for older people Hal Kendig and Ian L. Gardner; 10. Older people and their families: issues for policy Peter McDonald; 11. Education policy for an ageing society Robb Mason and Shirley Randell; Part V: 12. Theoretical perspectives on aged policy development Elizabeth Ozanne; 13. Ageing and the law: perspectives and prospects Terry Carney; 14. The making of policies for the aged Monica Pfeffer and David Green; 15. The aged care reform strategy Anna Howe.