Unequal ageing: The untold story of exclusion in old age

Unequal ageing: The untold story of exclusion in old age

by Paul Cann, Malcolm Dean

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This powerful book analyses the vital dimensions of money, health, place, quality of life and identity, and demonstrates the gaps of treatment and outcomes between older and younger people, and between different groups of older people. Written by leading experts in the field, it provides strong evidence of the scale of current disadvantage in the UK and suggests actions that could begin to change the picture of unequal ageing. 'Unequal ageing' is aimed at all those with a serious interest in the unprecedented challenge of our ageing society. It will be of importance to policy-makers, opinion-formers, and above all to older people themselves. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781447300595
Publisher: Policy Press
Publication date: 09/02/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Paul Cann is former Director of Policy at Help the Aged. He is now Chief Executive of Age Concern, Oxfordshire. At Help the Aged he brought together research and policy, and he was particularly involved in Help the Aged's work on pensioner poverty, social exclusion and care issues. Malcolm Dean worked on The Guardian for 38 years as a roving reporter, social affairs leader-writer and an assistant editor. He served on the Carnegie Commission on the Third Age, wrote the layperson's guide to the ESRC's Growing Older programme, and chaired a Joseph Rowntree commission on older people. He retired from The Guardian in 2006 to take up a fellowship at Nuffield College, Oxford, where he is writing a book on the media's influence on social policy.

Table of Contents

Contents: Step back and look: the reality of unequal ageing ~ Paul Cann; Poverty of pocket: unequal spending power ~ Tom Scharf; Poverty of place: unequal places to grow old ~ Sue Adams; Poverty of health: unequal wellbeing, ~ Anna Coote; Poverty of experience: unequal quality of life ~ Brian Appleyard; Poverty of identity: unequal humanity ~ Julia Neuberger; Causes of inequality ~ Author tbc; Joining in: conclusions and calls for action ~ Paul Cann.

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