Unequal ageing

Edited by Paul Cann and Malcolm Dean

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9781847424129
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304098 | DOI:
Unequal ageing

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Over two million older people are stuck in persistent poverty. The diseases and disabilities associated with growing older multiply with the dramatic ageing of the population, yet the response of communities and care systems is often inadequate and ageism still abounds. 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. The book provides strong evidence of the scale of disadvantage in the UK and suggests actions that could begin to change the picture of unequal ageing. The book calls out all those with a serious interest in the unprecedented challenge of our ageing society. It will be of importance to policy-makers striving to develop workable solutions, to professionals responsible for implementing those solutions, to opinion-formers wishing to examine the way attitudes about ageing are shaped, and above all to older people themselves.

Keywords: wealth; health; unequal ageing; quality of life; identity; treatment outcomes; ageism; United Kingdom

Book.  192 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing

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