ERIC Number: ED341801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Coping with Social Change: Programs That Work. Proceedings of a Conference (Acapulco, Mexico, June 1989) = Como enfrentarse al cambio social: programas eficaces. Actas de uno Conferencia (Acapulco, Mexico, Junio de 1989).
Hoskins, Irene, Ed.
Written in English and Spanish, this document contains the proceedings of the 14th International Congress of Gerontology on concerns about the impact of rapid social change on the well-being of older women and families in Latin American and the Caribbean and about effective programs that address the needs of the older populations. The first section includes three plenary papers: "Population Aging in Latin America and the Caribbean: Implications for Policy-Makers and Practitioners" (Margaret Joan Anstee); "The Current Situation, Limitations, and Potential Role of Social Security Schemes for Income Maintenance and Health Care in Latin America and the Caribbean: Focus on Women" (Carmelo Mesa-Lago); and "Informal Sectors of the Economy: Development Potential for the Aging" (Dunja Pastizzi Ferencic). The second section contains summaries of four workshops: (1) health promotion, prevention, and community-based care; (2) providing shelter; (3) improving the economic situation of older persons; and (4) new roles for older persons. Two additional papers offer cross-cultural views: "Empowerment of Older Women: Evidence from Historical and Contemporary Sources" (Elsa M. Chaney) with a summary of the subsequent discussion; and "Issues of Cross-Cultural Transferability of Model Programs for the Aged" (Luise M. Margolies). (KC)
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Cultural Interrelationships, Demography, Demonstration Programs, Developing Nations, Females, Feminism, Foreign Countries, Life Style, Middle Aged Adults, Models, Older Adults, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Public Policy, Rural Urban Differences, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Womens Education, Womens Studies
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC.; International Federation on Ageing, Washington, DC.