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Title:
Reaching the aged : social services in forty-four countries
Author:
Teicher, Morton I.
Publication Information:
Beverly Hills : Sage Publications, [1979]

©1979
Physical Description:
256 pages ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780803913653

9780803913660
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The original essays in this volume present an international review of services to the aged in a survey of forty-four countries. These services for care of the elderly range from organized social service systems to programs which draw upon, support or supplant family and kinship networks. The editors focus on the opportunities and challenges for new breakthroughs in social policy that exist in contemporary societies experiencing rapid increases in their aged populations.


Summary

The original essays in this volume present an international review of services to the aged in a survey of forty-four countries. These services for care of the elderly range from organized social service systems to programs which draw upon, support or supplant family and kinship networks. The editors focus on the opportunities and challenges for new breakthroughs in social policy that exist in contemporary societies experiencing rapid increases in their aged populations.