Social Policy In Ageing Societies: Britain and Germany Compared

Hardcover | November 27, 2008

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This collection offers a fascinating comparative analysis of two very different approaches to social policy on ageing. By analyzing the different foundations and systems established by Beveridge in Britain and Bismarck in Germany this book provides a well-constructed and truly comparative perspective on a range of key issues. Each chapter is co-authored by a leading German and a British figure in the field allowing for a unique insight into the differing policies.

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This collection offers a fascinating comparative analysis of two very different approaches to social policy on ageing. By analyzing the different foundations and systems established by Beveridge in Britain and Bismarck in Germany this book provides a well-constructed and truly comparative perspective on a range of key issues. Each cha...

GERHARD NAEGELE is Professor of Sociology, Dortmund University, Gemany.ALAN WALKER is Professor of Social Policy and Director of ESRC Growing Older Program, Sheffield University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:November 27, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230520987

ISBN - 13:9780230520981

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Table of Contents

Introduction--G. Naegele and A. Walker * Socio-economic Status of Older People--J. Ginn and U. Fachinger * Economic Power and Consumption--M. Evandrou and J. Hilbert * Health and Health Care--C. Victor and A. Pfaff * Long-term Care--C. Glendinning and G. Igl * The Changing Generational Contract--J. Phillips and M. Reichert * Ethnicity and Migration--N. Patel and V. Gerling * Gender and Ageing--G. Backes * Ageing Workers--F. Frerich and P. Taylor * Political Power and Consciousness--T. Maltby and C. Rohleder * Conclusion--G. Naegele and A. Walker