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Social Policy for an Aging Society: A Human Rights by Carole B., PhD Cox

By Carole B., PhD Cox

As humans age, they're at elevated chance of getting their easy human rights threatened or violated. while age is perceived as incompetence, it may simply result in discrimination that affects human rights. in keeping with the basis that social coverage needs to replicate human rights rules, this graduate-level textbook perspectives the demanding situations linked to getting older as possibilities for coverage improvement that stresses the rights of older adults instead of wishes. The textual content distinguishes among “needs” and “rights” and describes these guidelines and companies that most sensible make sure that the rights of older adults are literally met—particularly courses that permit humans to stay of their personal groups to allow them to reap the benefits of persevered integration and participation in society. concerns and demanding situations surrounding such efforts, and gaps in social rules confronted by way of particular subsets of older humans, are severely examined.

The publication first analyzes present getting older rules and rights and considers the Older american citizens Act as a uncomplicated coverage framework. With an eye fixed to selling independence, the ebook discusses problems with source of revenue, housing, transportation, health and wellbeing, and residential care and what constitutes a “livable community,” in addition to guidelines that advertise health and concentrate on fighting senior abuse and exploitation. demanding situations confronted by means of older employees are lined, as are concerns specific to kinfolk caregivers, older ladies, and grandparents as caregivers. Gaps in social rules for LG BT seniors and older individuals of particular ethnic teams are mentioned. specific awareness is given to international matters and getting older rules in different international locations and the ways that they mirror human rights matters. every one bankruptcy concludes with probing dialogue questions for lecture room use.


  • Presents a human rights framework for getting older policy
  • Distinguishes among wishes and rights of older persons
  • Focuses on rules and courses which could aid older humans to stay within the community
  • Explores the problems and demanding situations of particular older populations
  • Discusses international responses and matters in regards to older people and human rights

Carole B. Cox, MSW, PhD, is professor on the Graduate tuition of Social carrier, Fordham collage. She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of the US and a Fulbright pupil. She is the writer of greater than 50 magazine articles and chapters facing numerous elements of getting older and caregiving, with large learn on caregivers for individuals with dementia, their wishes, and their use of providers. Her fresh paintings features a examine of the impression of dementia at the place of work. Her caregiving study additionally contains that of grandparents elevating grandchildren, resulting in the improvement of a curriculum, Empowering Grandparents elevating Grandchildren: a coaching guide for workforce Leaders (Springer Publishing corporation, 2000). She is the editor of To Grandmother’s residence We cross and remain: views on Custodial Grandparents (Springer Publishing corporation, 2000). Her different books comprise Home deal with the aged: a global Perspective, coauthored with Abraham Monk (1991); The Frail aged: difficulties, wishes, and neighborhood Responses (1993); Ethnicity and Social paintings Practice, coauthored with Paul Ephross (1998); Community deal with an getting older Society: guidelines and Services (Springer Publishing corporation, 2005); and Dementia and Social paintings Practice (Springer Publishing corporation, 2007).

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