GTY 260 Europe

Historical phenomena o between 1960 and 1990 policies

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Historical Phenomena o Between 1960 and 1990, policies were changed to provide a larger financial compensation to the elderly labor force. o 1970: Sweden lowers retirement age from 67-65 o 1990: long-term unemployment allowed for a citizen to obtain a disability pension provided by the government Contemporary Phenomena o Commission on the Future Revise existing policies such as pension reform, redistribution of GDP Focus more on healthcare and government programs One of the top-rated countries in dealing with the baby-boom o Risen retirement age o Retirement age incentive (Pension) Macro-Level o Healthcare and government-sponsored programs o “Commission on the Future” o Social Services Act (1980), Health and Medical Services Act (1983) Micro-Level o Family care is one of the most important forms of care
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o Duty of the children to take care of the elderly (parents) o Family care is the predominant form of elderly care in Sweden
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