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Social aspects of dependence and family care
Ageing in Australia (and in other industrial societies) is seen by many as a problem because it is so often associated with dependency. Dependency, I would argue, is socially structured and created, and the social consequence ...
Dependence and independence are not two sides of a coin: they are not opposites which we can freely choose, but are integrally linked together in a very complex way. While dependence can be described as "reliance on another ...
Current State Government initiatives in protecting the legal rights of older people
Rights of elderly people can be examined under two general headings; rights which they share with all other citizens, such as common law rights and consumer rights; and rights which arise because of their special ...
Dependency and old age: social policy responses
Let us assume that dependency is a real, observable, identifiable, measurable phenomenon - a characteristic that is part of the make up of all population groups within our society, but particularly observable as it relates ...
A State perspective
The argument in this paper is that in Commonwealth/State relations the Commonwealth has the bulk of financial resources at its disposal and allocations to the states are fraught with technical and distributional issues. ...
The results from the world survey of family policy guidelines demonstrate powerfully and unequivocally that family policy is, above all, a political construct. Like all political constructs it draws its meaning from ...