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Sara Davidson, Jane MacLardie and Lorraine Murray Ipsos MORI
Scottish Executive Social Research 2006
ISSN 0950 2254 ISBN 978 0 7559 6460 4 (Web only publication)
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CHAPTER ONE BACKGROUND AND METHODOLOGYPolicy background Research aims Methodology A note on the interpretation of qualitative research Structure of the report
CHAPTER TWO CROSS-CUTTING THEMESDefinition of 'older people' Awareness of the ageing population issue Youth-centred orientation Planning A "wonderful thing" Summary of key points
CHAPTER THREE CONCEPTUALISATION OF OLD AGEFreedom from work and family commitments How old age is not conceptualised Health Money The potential for loneliness Summary of key points
CHAPTER FOUR ASPIRATIONS AND BARRIERSHealth Money Retirement age Activities and social contact in retirement Summary of key points
CHAPTER FIVE SERVICESCare services Health services Housing Advice services Summary of key points
CHAPTER SIX CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR THE STRATEGYUnderstanding the ageing population issue Emphasising the benefits to all of society Encouraging a continuing contribution Encouraging individual planning
ANNEX DISCUSSION GUIDES
The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.
This report is available on the Scottish Executive Social Research website only www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.
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