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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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Health and social policy: a moving target

Health and social policy: a moving target

(p.97) Eight Health and social policy: a moving target
Ageing in a consumer society

Ian Rees Jones

Martin Hyde

Christina R. Victor

Richard D. Wiggins

Chris Gilleard

Paul Higgs

Policy Press

This chapter is concerned with the consequence of changes to later life health and social policy. It states that health and social policies have gone through considerable transformation since the early 1980s, which is especially true with respect to later life. The chapter then charts the major changes and challenges to policy from the post-war era up to the present. The chapter also considers the implications of the rise of the citizen consumer with regard to health and social care provision.

Keywords:   health policy, social policy, major changes, challenges, citizen consumer, health provision, social care provision

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