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© 1982

Aging 2000

a challenge for society

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-5
  2. Preface

    1. Sadruddin Aga Khan
      Pages 7-10
  3. Introduction

    1. Raymond Rigoni
      Pages 11-13
  4. Overall summary

    1. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 15-24
  5. Core Issue from Round One

  6. Round One (replies by topic)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 53-60
    3. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 61-68
    4. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 69-82
    5. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 83-92
    6. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 93-100
    7. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 101-107
    8. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 108-113
    9. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 114-120
    10. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 121-126
    11. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 127-133
    12. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 134-142
    13. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 143-147
  7. Round Two

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-151
    2. Philip Selby, Mal Schechter, United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs
      Pages 152-156

About this book

Introduction

For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Morituri Salutamus We live in a society that remorselessly casts off those who are too weak, mentally or physically, to cling to the dizzy wheel of existence - a society that worships the idols of beauty, youth, and wealth whilst ruthlessly rejecting those who fall outside its narrow standards of acceptability, or exploitability. The elderly are the latest victims of an artificial life-style that tends to create artificial problems. In this respect, we have much to learn from those primitive communities that continue to revere their elders for the wisdom they have acquired in the school of life, and which have yet to make the dubious progression to a civilization that dismisses its senior members as senile old fools or a burden on taxpayers' funds. It is vital to warn developing countries of the dangers of duplicating the errors of the industrial world - of which they see only the superficial trappings that mask the iceberg of disillusionment beneath.

Keywords

World Health Organization age coping developing countries employment human resources research statistics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.World Health OrganizationGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.National Institute on AgingUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Aging 2000
  • Book Subtitle a challenge for society
  • Authors P. Selby
    M. Schecter
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-6273-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-85200-471-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-011-6275-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-6273-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 222
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Public Health
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