Globalization and health and social welfare: some key issues

Sieminski, Sandy (2011). Globalization and health and social welfare: some key issues. In: Katz, Jeanne; Peace, Sheila and Spurr, Sue eds. Adult Lives: A Life Course perspective. Bristol, UK: Policy Press in association with the Open University, pp. 287–296.



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Why do we need to know about adult lives? As western industrialised societies experience demographic change, the proportion of adults compared to children and young people becomes more dominant extending life into advanced old age. Understanding the implications of this change requires detailed consideration of the life course and an awareness of ageing. Adult lives are defined by the experience of history, are structurally specific, and draw upon different interpersonal, lifestyle and cultural resources. Adult lives: a life course perspective, is a diverse collection of academic articles and personal views representing different experiences at different stages of adulthood. These readings constitute a shared life course perspective from which to consider the inter-relationships of how we all live and work together in an ageing society. Its holistic approach will appeal to everyone with an interest in ageing including practitioners and those developing policy in the field of health and social care. This Reader is essential reading for those who wish to understand how lives can be transformed through policy and practice.

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