ERIC Number: ED227005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Between Worry and Security: The Situation of the "Aged" in the Federal Republic of Germany. Special Analysis. Sozial Report 2-82(e).
Kischke, Martina I.
German people are thinking about how senior citizens, who comprise about 15% of the population, can live a better life. Women predominate among the senior citizens in Germany. Investigators into the educational needs of older women living alone found that a very small number take part in further educational opportunities. Two major problems of these women are physical loneliness and financial need. Everything in life, including growing old, has to be learned. German firms and trade unions, institutions for adult education, and welfare associations are already dealing with this problem. For example, trade unions are sponsoring courses to help prepare workers for retirement, and, as guests, senior citizens can listen to lectures at every German university. The law concerning widows' and widowers' pensions is being reformed. Senior citizens are beginning to mobilize. Important addresses and literature for further reference are provided. (RM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Inter Nationes, Bonn (West Germany).
Identifiers - Location: West Germany