This discussion paper examines the provision of care for older people by linking various care at macro (national) and micro (individual or family) levels. This paper argues that these different levels are not mutually exclusive. On the one hand, products of macro level national policies, regulations and programmes must be compatible with the needs of target groups. Therefore, policy makers in particular, need to be well informed of what is really happening in people's lives at the micro level.
On the other hand, individuals should be more aware of and better informed about programmes, regulations and activities that are relevant and useful to their interests. This paper also highlights the important role civil society groups can play in bringing macro policies and programmes into the day-to-day lives of the target groups and in helping those people to voice their concerns and interests at high-level forums.
I. POPULATION AGEING, GENDER CONCERNS AND THE NEED FOR HEALTH CARE
II. CARE FOR THE ELDERLY FROM A MACRO PERSPECTIVE:GENDER RESPONSIVE POLICIES AND PROGRAMMES TO PROMOTE WELL-BEING OF THE ELDERLY
III. CARE FOR OLDER PERSONS FROM A MICRO PERSPECTIVE:FROM THE ABSENCE OF FAMILY SUPPORT FOR OLDER CHILDLESS WIDOWS IN EAST JAVA, INDONESIA
IV. DISCUSSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS: LINKING MACRO AND MICRO PERSPECTIVES ON ELDERLY CARE
Published on: 31 December 2009
Publication link: http://www.unescap.org/publications/detail.asp?id=1373
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