The ageing population

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  • Created on: 11-05-15 12:01
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  • The ageing population
    • The average age UK pop rising 2971 34- 2007 40
    • Effects of ageing population
      • Older people use large amount health services
        • don't over generalise.
      • expenditure on healthcare = change policies + housing
    • One person households
      • pensioners 14% households
        • mostly females
    • Dependency ratio
      • economically dependent
      • tax pay for pension etc...
    • Social construction age as a problem
      • ageing seen as negative
      • Griffith report elderly society problem meeting needs for care
      • ageism= stereotyping
    • Policy implications - Hirsch
      • Hirsch ageing pop no finance
      • paying from savings or work longer
      • redistributing educational resources
      • housing policy make old go in smaller so young get bigger houses

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