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Older people, human rights, law and policy

Mary Keys

in Ethical and Legal Debates In Irish Healthcare: Confronting complexities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099465
eISBN:
9781526104410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099465.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter identifies the area of decision-making as central to the protection of older people. It addresses the recognition of legal capacity as a central issue to avoid choices being ignored and ... More


Policy for older people in Wales

Gill Windle and Alison Porter

in Social Policy Review 20: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2008

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420763
eISBN:
9781447303473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420763.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Social policy concerning older people is an area of increasing importance. This chapter reviews progress in the innovative approach to using policy to improve older people's lives: the Strategy for ... More


Improvement for some: poverty and social exclusion among older people and pensioners

Demi Patsios

in Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK: Vol 1: The Nature and Extent of the Problem

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447332152
eISBN:
9781447332398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332152.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter focuses on several key areas of poverty and social exclusion experienced by older people and pensioners using B-SEM. Analyses by pensioner household type (n=2,296) show differences in ... More


Older People's Interest Organisations

Martha Doyle

in The politics of old age: Older people's interest organisations and collective action in Ireland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719090479
eISBN:
9781781707692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090479.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter 3 outlines the origins and development of older people’s interest groups. It outlines their evolution in Europe and the United States from the late nineteenth century and the changing nature ... More


Measuring the quality of later life

Ann Bowling

in The New Dynamics of Ageing Volume 1

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447314721
eISBN:
9781447314745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447314721.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter discusses research on quality of life in older age funded by the New Dynamics of Ageing Programme (NDA). Definitions of quality of life in the literature are presented, followed by older ... More


Age discrimination as a source of exclusion in Europe: the need for a human rights plan for older persons

Astrid Stuckelberger, Dominic Abrams, and Philippe Chastonay

in From exclusion to inclusion in old age: A global challenge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847427731
eISBN:
9781847427731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427731.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

In addressing age discrimination, a major driver of exclusion in later life, Astrid Stuckelberger, Dominic Abrams and Philippe Chastonay examine steps being taken in Europe and through the United ... More


Accommodating difference: Evaluating supported housing for vulnerable people

David Clapham

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447306344
eISBN:
9781447311591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306344.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The book explores the objectives, philosophies and outcomes of supported housing for vulnerable people. The exploration is intended to further our understanding of an often-neglected topic in housing ... More


Supported housing for older people

David Clapham

in Accommodating difference: Evaluating supported housing for vulnerable people

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447306344
eISBN:
9781447311591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306344.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter six focuses on older people. It reviews the changing discourses, identities and lifestyles that characterise this group, before examining the housing and support policies towards them in ... More


Social inclusion of older people in developing countries: relations and resources

Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, Armando Barrientos, and Julia Mase

in From exclusion to inclusion in old age: A global challenge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847427731
eISBN:
9781847427731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427731.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

With social exclusion debates originating in western industrialised nations, there have been few attempts, to date, to extend the exclusion lens to the situation of older people in developing ... More


From exclusion to inclusion in old age: A global challenge

Thomas Scharf and Norah C. Keating (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847427731
eISBN:
9781847427731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427731.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Evidence of widening inequalities in later life raises concerns about the ways in which older adults might experience forms of social exclusion. Such concerns are evident in all societies as they ... More


Introduction – social policy andageing through austerity

Kieran Walsh, Gemma M. Carney, and Áine Ní Léime

in Ageing through austerity: Critical perspectives from Ireland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447316237
eISBN:
9781447316244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316237.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter establishes the key arguments for this book, locating the text amidst significant knowledge gaps concerning the intersection of ageing, social policy and austerity. The chapter proposes ... More


Exclusion from material resources: poverty and deprivation among older people in Europe

Asghar Zaidi

in From exclusion to inclusion in old age: A global challenge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847427731
eISBN:
9781847427731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427731.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Having adequate material resources is central to the well-being of people in both developing and industrialised nations. In western industrialised nations, lack of income and an inability to afford ... More


Working carers of older people: steps towards securing adequate support in Australia and England?

Sue Yeandle and Bettina Cass

in Combining paid work and family care: Policies and experiences in international perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447306818
eISBN:
9781447310839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306818.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter explores the characteristics, activities and living arrangements of carers of older people in Australia and England, paying particular attention to those who are of working age. It notes ... More


Contextualising ageing in Ireland

Sheelah Connolly

in Ageing through austerity: Critical perspectives from Ireland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447316237
eISBN:
9781447316244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316237.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter contextualises ageing in Ireland in a time of austerity. It describes the current demographic and socio-economic situation of older people in Ireland and recent changes therein; where ... More


Social inclusion of elders in families

Jim Ogg and Sylvie Renaut

in From exclusion to inclusion in old age: A global challenge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847427731
eISBN:
9781847427731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427731.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

In this chapter, Jim Ogg and Sylvie Renaut explore debates around older people's involvement in multi-generational family relationships. Given that families have consistently been shown to provide ... More


The impact of changing value systems on social inclusion: an Asia-Pacific perspective

David R. Phillips and Kevin H.C. Cheng

in From exclusion to inclusion in old age: A global challenge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847427731
eISBN:
9781847427731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427731.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

In Asia-Pacific societies, demographic change and rapid socio-economic development have been linked to a generalised decline in close family relationships, and especially the reciprocal family ... More


Towards inclusive built environments for older adults

Atiya Mahmood and Norah Keating

in From exclusion to inclusion in old age: A global challenge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847427731
eISBN:
9781847427731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427731.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The built environment, encompassing people's homes and the immediate neighbourhoods and communities that surround the home, represents an important context for older people's inclusion or exclusion. ... More


Social exclusion in later life: a global challenge

Thomas Scharf and Norah Keating

in From exclusion to inclusion in old age: A global challenge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847427731
eISBN:
9781847427731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427731.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

In this introductory chapter, Thomas Scharf and Norah Keating identify the scope of the book and provide a synopsis of the chapters. They also introduce key arguments relating to the value of the ... More


International migration: patterns and implications for exclusion in old age

Sandra Torres

in From exclusion to inclusion in old age: A global challenge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847427731
eISBN:
9781847427731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427731.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Relating closely to globalisation trends, the context for the chapter by Sandra Torres is the interconnection between international migration flows and the ways in which such migration is changing ... More


Globalisation, economic recession and social exclusion: policy challenges and responses

Chris Phillipson

in From exclusion to inclusion in old age: A global challenge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847427731
eISBN:
9781847427731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427731.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Set within the context of the global economic recession initiated by the collapse of major international financial institutions in 2008, Chris Phillipson assesses the ways in which processes arising ... More


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