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Housing an ageing society

Sheila M. Peace and Caroline Holland

in Inclusive housing in an ageing society

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2001 | ISBN: 9781861342638
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302582 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861342638.003.0001
Housing an ageing society

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To date, one's thinking around ‘accommodation and care’ in later life focuses on very old people who are seen as unable to fit into mainstream housing and whose needs have been labelled as special, segregated, or separate, rather than accepting accommodation and care as part of society's needs in general. However, at present, it is undeniable that people are becoming a part of an ageing population whose structure is changing and where there will be a great diversity of household types. This chapter explores the changing population, the type of society that is developing, how this is affecting where people live, and the experiences that many older people now face. It includes a brief discussion on population projections, geographical variations, and the changing nature of households and the social, psychological, and physiological issues relating to it.

Keywords: accommodation; old people; households; housing; population projections; household types

Chapter.  9301 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing

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