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Ageing in Wales: policy responses to an ageing population / Judith E Phillips; Vanessa Burholt

Contemporary Wales, Volume: 19, Issue: 1, Pages: 180 - 197

Swansea University Author: Burholt, Vanessa

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<p>Wales is ageing at a greater rate than its counterparts in the UK. Nearly one in four people are over the age of sixty and one in eight are over seventy. The demographic shift over the last forty years, during which the numbers over eighty-five have increased fourfold, has meant that policy...

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Published in: Contemporary Wales
Published: 2007
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa6881
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Abstract: <p>Wales is ageing at a greater rate than its counterparts in the UK. Nearly one in four people are over the age of sixty and one in eight are over seventy. The demographic shift over the last forty years, during which the numbers over eighty-five have increased fourfold, has meant that policy-makers have had to turn their attention to issues of ageing and place older people high on the policy agenda. The purpose of this article is twofold: first, we give a broad overview of the issues surrounding the experiences of ageing in Wales and second, we investigate the main social policy responses followed by the Welsh Assembly Government to an ageing population. In conclusion we consider what form a Welsh social policy of ageing in the twenty-first century may take to meet these issues</p>
Keywords: Older people, ageing population, Wales
College: College of Human and Health Sciences
Issue: 1
Start Page: 180
End Page: 197