Old Age in Australia

Old Age in Australia

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Jalland, Pat

The Australian population is rapidly getting older, demanding important policy and service decisions. This groundbreaking book is the first to explore a 100-year history of older people in Australia from 1880 to 1980. Over that period the aged suffered as 'forgotten people' until 1945, when there was the promise of a new deal for the elderly.<br>Major themes examined include family histories of aged care, poverty, social and medical policy, gender, the impact of wars and economic depression, housing, nursing homes and the retirement debates.<br>Old Age in Australia provides essential historical context for current discussions about the implications of ageing in Australia.

ISBN: 9780522867060

304 pages


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