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Developments in ageing
Significant and monumental changes have taken place in the recent past in the structure of Australia's population, in the needs exhibited and expressed by the population, and in the methods used to attend to those needs. ...
Ageing and society
The 'graying' of Australia's population has been a regular topic of discussion in government, demographic, health and social service circles in recent years. It has been noted carefully because shifts in population ...
Age pensioners and superannuation
The Older Persons Advisory Committee has expressed great concern at the erosion of indexation benefits for age pensioners. The discussion will be greatly enhanced by releasing current statistics which show a) that households ...
The challenge of ageing
In 1987 our 'aged' population increased by around 55,000, or by 152 per day. The consequence of this is that whereas at the beginning of this century of all the people aged 65 and over one quarter were aged 75 and over; ...
Basis for genuine consultation in aged care services
We have and will continue to have two older populations each defined as old. One population, (comprising people roughly aged over sixty-five and under seventy-five) is deemed too old for the paid labour force, and the ...
The right to shelter - elderly people in residential care
The looming explosion in social care poses formidable challenges for policy makers in the gerontological area. Our residential care system which provides sheltered and supported accommodation for disabled people both young ...
Ageing rapidly: fiction or fact?
All too often fiction and fact are confused when dealing with the complex area of ageing. Some misconceptions are highlighted.
Demography - is it just a numbers game?
The vast majority of major policy or planning issues facing contemporary Australia have a demographic dimension. A thorough knowledge of this population dimension would not only assist in understanding wider societal ...
Developing policies for the ageing : the importance of family indicators
At an Institute of Family Studies conference in 1984 it was argued that the major indicators of family well being were access to and receipt of tangible resources, effective services, and close companionship. The first ...