Ageing in Australia: Challenges and Opportunities by Kate O'Loughlin, Colette Browning, Hal Kendig

By Kate O'Loughlin, Colette Browning, Hal Kendig

This stimulating quantity examines the numerous faces of Australia’s aging inhabitants, the social and wellbeing and fitness matters they take care of, and the stairs being taken—and many who will be taken—to aid determine a extra optimistic and efficient later existence. person and societal growing old are conceptualized as developmental in nature, socially varied, and marked through way of life demanding situations stemming from the country’s financial constructions, attitudes, geography, political panorama, and infrastructure. Wide-ranging assurance (e.g., wellbeing and fitness, inequalities, employment, transportation) assesses innovations on hand to older humans, and the position of households, employers, carrier prone, govt organisations, and others in selling or increasing these offerings. The book’s double emphasis on demanding situations in older people’s lives and possibilities for boosting their caliber of existence is on transparent reveal as case reviews learn coverage issues—and suggest solutions—in a societal and person context.

Included within the coverage:

· Australian advancements in getting old: concerns and history.

· Cultural range, future health, and ageing.

· Indigenous Australians and aging: responding to variety in coverage and practice.

· improving the healthiness and employment participation of older workers.

· Housing and the environments of ageing.

· healthiness companies and deal with older people.

The wealthy examples in Ageing in Australia include a intensity of knowing and facts for sociologists, gerontologists and psychologists learning growing older, healthiness care execs offering care to older humans, and coverage analysts assessing components for improvement.

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20 H. Kendig • Generally, steady employment and rising real incomes through the post-war economic boom, albeit with great variation between social groups, with entry into home ownership early enough to benefit from housing asset increase from the 1980s (advantaged by their birth cohort) • Late-middle age during the early 1990s economic recession, with subsequent precarious employment, particularly for older workers, and limited accumulation of the superannuation benefits that did not become widely available until the 1990s The large baby boomer cohort that is now beginning to enter later life has had a dominant influence on Australian society and public policies throughout their lives.

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