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The Policy Challenges of Population Ageing

  • Alan Walker
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    This paper first questions the universal process whereby what should be welcome demographic change leading to societal ageing has been transformed into a crisis of the welfare state. It then focuses on five key policy challenges -- ensuring economic security in old age; maintaining inter-generational solidarity; combating age discrimination; providing long term care in the context of changes in the family and residence patterns; and ensuring that older people experience full citizenship and are not socially excluded -- from a European perspective. Finally, it sets out a new policy direction, a strategy for active ageing.

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    Paper provided by McMaster University in its series Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers with number 108.

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    Length: 54 pages
    Date of creation: Aug 2003
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    Handle: RePEc:mcm:sedapp:108
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