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Retirement, ageing and social policy
There are 3 factors that need to be considered when talking about retirement and each of these factors represents a stage in the retirement process that requires adjustment. (1) the retirement 'event'; (2) the 'process' ...
Welfare and community services review: setting the policy agenda
Two traditions manifest themselves in writings on social policy. One tradition sees the objectives of social policy as a quest after social improvement, as an exercise in setting desirable social objectives and in organizing ...
Homicide and gun ownership
Charts displaying homicide statistics in Australia compared with international statistics. Also includes statistics of firearm ownership in Australia and internationally and suicides and homicides involving firearms.
The national training reform agenda is complex and multi-faceted. The Finn Review is one part of this particular agenda aimed at reshaping post-compulsory education in Australia and setting national participation targets ...
Future directions of welfare in Australia
Those of us involved in social welfare, either as service providers or as academic researchers, are concerned with the well-being of people in our community - with levels of living, with people's access to quality care, ...
Accommodation for elderly people
From the viewpoint of elderly people themselves, the question of accommodation is a crucial one. Their housing takes on an increasing importance, not only in a financial sense but also psychologically. Moreover, most ...
Ageing in Australia: overview and social policy
Elderly people require a wide range of supports, especially income support, health services, housing support and social services. Public resources which are allocated are substantial, yet the range of incomes, access to ...
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 ...
Ageing and family dependency
Ageing is having a pronouced effect on elderly persons who find themselves estranged from the labour force and consequently more dependent on income and social service transfers; on relatives who find themselves bound up ...
Nursing homes : policy issues
The looming explosion in social care poses formidable challenges for policy makers in the gerontological arena. Policies, programs and services that reflect the interests of our older population, families of older people, ...