Biggs, S, Phillipson, S, Leach, R and Money, AM (2007) The Age-shift: observations on social policy, ageism and the dynamics of the adult lifecourse. Journal of Social Work Practice, 20 (3). 239 - 250.

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Through a critical engagement with policy trends, we ask how shifts in ideologies of ageing might influence the possibilities available to adults as they grow older. Of particular interest are the implications for how people are being encouraged to think about the adult lifecourse. We address these questions by looking at policy development, taking the 2000–2005 period in the UK as a case example, and by comparing this period to wider regional and international trends. Finally, we assess the implications of contemporary policy, from a psychodynamic point of view, for the maintenance of a viable identity in later life and for intergenerational relationships.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social policy, intergenerational, ageism, work–life balance, mid‐life, baby‐boomers
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Criminology and Sociology
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2014 14:58
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2019 08:07

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