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Title: National policy approaches to social care for elderly people in the United Kingdom and Singapore 1945-2002
Authors: Mehta, K.K. 
Briscoe, C. 
Keywords: Aging
Social care policy
United Kingdom (UK)
Issue Date: 2004
Citation: Mehta, K.K., Briscoe, C. (2004). National policy approaches to social care for elderly people in the United Kingdom and Singapore 1945-2002. Journal of Aging and Social Policy 16 (1) : 89-112. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The authors compare policy approaches in the United Kingdom and Singapore on social care for older persons. The context of these approaches is discussed showing the development of policies, in each country from the aftermath of the Second World War to the present. Given that Singapore is a former British colony, it is of interest to scholars of social policy to examine its welfare approach as compared to the welfare state approach espoused by the United Kingdom. Both nations are faced with the challenges of an aging population, which necessitates handling similar problems with strategies that are in harmony with their respective economic, social, and cultural contexts. This paper considers their divergence of philosophies and policies, concluding with the recognition that the major difference lies in national and governmental expectations regarding the extent of the financial and regulatory responsibility for care for older people carried by the individual, the family, and the state. © 2004 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Journal of Aging and Social Policy
ISSN: 08959420
DOI: 10.1300/J031v16n01_05
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