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Ageing in a consumer societyFrom passive to active consumption in Britain$
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Ian Rees Jones

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781861348821

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861348821.001.0001

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Consuming health in later life

Consuming health in later life

Chapter:
(p.76) (p.77) Seven Consuming health in later life
Source:
Ageing in a consumer society
Author(s):

Ian Rees Jones

Martin Hyde

Christina R. Victor

Richard D. Wiggins

Chris Gilleard

Paul Higgs

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861348821.003.0007

This chapter discusses the consumption of health in later life. Changes in government policy suggest that people at all ages will be expected to take on more responsibility in maintaining and protecting their own health. The chapter also stresses that the emphasis on maintaining the self is a key feature of later life in the 21st century, and that this will have an impact on different sections of the healthcare industry.

Keywords:   consuming health, changes, government policy, self-maintenance, healthcare industry

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