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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 ...
Why does the policy process result in one type of policy rather than another? Depending on the circumstances, the answer may lie in the realm of ideology, or in the realm of pure expediency, or somewhere in between, where ...
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. ...
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 ...
We tend to associate grandparents with old-fashioned families - the extended, multigenerational kind much celebrated in our mythology. Many think that grandparents have become less important as the nation has become more ...
Social responsibility of business
Looks at the interdependence of the welfare system and business in society.
Ageing in a changing age
Comparing our population today with that in the census before last (1976) the number of people in their sixties has increased by 14.3 per cent; the number in their seventies and eighties by 25.8 per cent. During the same ...
Nursing profession and the aged
The contribution that the nursing profession makes in aged care is significant and monumental. The nursing profession is vital in devising mechanisms for the enhancement of the quality of life of elderly people and the ...
Young vs old
More than 10% of Australia's population is aged 65 or more. Most are not in the labour force and thus rely for their security on past investments; government pensions and benefits and services; and their families. Some ...
There are many types of "retirement villages", some operated by charitable or religious bodies, some by public authorities and some by commercial developers. People wishing to move into such a village generally must be ...