ERIC Number: ED326664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Studies of the Future Aged. An International Symposium.
Friis, Henning; Sheppard, Harold L., Ed.
These six papers report on future-oriented studies of the situation of the elderly. "Changing Elderly in a Changing Society: Danish Elderly in the Next Century" (Henning Friis) reports on research dealing with preferences of the future elderly for their life when they grow older. "Aging Effectively: Meeting the Challenge of an Aging World" (J. David Curb, Andrea La Croix, and Jack Guralnik) discusses special factors that promote "success" in aging. "'Future' Studies in Gerontology: The Case of Work and Retirement" (Harold L. Sheppard) addresses socioeconomic implications of multiple generations in the 65-plus population, domination of intergenerational conflict or "equity" or "equality" issues in the changing world, and external factors and trends that bear on these two issues."Income Security for the Future Elderly: Can We Avert the Crisis by Raising the Age of Retirement?" (Ruth Bonita) presents some issues being addressed in New Zealand with regard to the provision of care for the future elderly population. "Changing Elderly in a Changing Society: Health" (Mariaane Schroll) considers: (1) whether a society of disabled people is being developed, as old people are not allowed to die; and (2) the prevention of chronic diseases by developing good health practices in early adulthood. "Use of Health Care and Social Services by the Elderly: Determinants of Present Use and Future Developments" (Anneke Klaassen-van den Berg Jeths) reports on a study that sought an explanation for the variations in use of service facilities. Each paper concludes with a list of references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Day Care, Adult Education, Age Discrimination, Aging (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Frail Elderly, Futures (of Society), Geriatrics, Gerontology, Health Facilities, Health Promotion, Long Range Planning, Older Adults, Retirement
International Exchange Center on Gerontology, University of South Florida, Box 3208, Tampa, FL 33620 ($7.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Exchange Center on Gerontology, Tampa, FL.
Identifiers: Denmark; New Zealand
Note: Based on papers presented at the International Congress of Gerontology (14th, Acapulco, Mexico, June 1989).