This article discusses different influences that affect social and health service systems in relation to the elderly, and brings up the controversy concerning the elderly as a threat to available resources in society.
Most examples are based on Swedish sources, but some American and British sources are used as well.
Borrowing from the age stratification model, the concepts role and cohort are used as analytical concepts.
The role concept is discussed in relation to the development of organizations for retired people.
The analysis offered little support for the thesis that the elderly would attain a power position.
Mots-clés Pascal : Europe, Organisation santé, Soin, Vieillard, Crise, Structure population, Vieillissement, Homme, Médecine sociale, Suède, Système santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Europe, Public health organization, Care, Elderly, Crisis, Population structure, Ageing, Human, Social medicine, Sweden, Health system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0466006
Code Inist : 002B30B. Création : 199406.