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Unequal ageing: The untold story of exclusion in old age

Paul Cann and Malcolm Dean


Over two million older people are stuck in persistent poverty. The diseases and disabilities associated with growing older multiply with the dramatic ageing of the population, yet the response of communities and care systems is often inadequate and ageism still abounds. This powerful book analyses the vital dimensions of money, health, place, quality of life and identity, and demonstrates the gaps of treatment and outcomes between older and younger people, and between different groups of older people. The book provides strong evidence of the scale of disadvantage in the UK and suggests actions ... More

Keywords: wealth, health, unequal ageing, quality of life, identity, treatment outcomes, ageism, United Kingdom

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781847424129
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847424129.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Cann, editor

Malcolm Dean, editor