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Aging in Sweden: Local variation, local control
Department of Public Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Institute of Gerontology. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. Ageing - living conditions and health.
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Institute of Gerontology. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. Ageing - living conditions and health.
2014 (English)In: The gerontologist, ISSN 0016-9013, E-ISSN 1758-5341, Vol. 54, no 4, 525-532 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aging in Sweden has been uniquely shaped by its history—most notably the long tradition of locally controlled services for older adults. We considered how local variations and local control shape the experience of aging in Sweden and organized the paper into 3 sections. First, we examine aging in Sweden along demography, economy, and housing. Next, we trace the origins and development of the Swedish welfare state to consider formal supports (service provision) and informal supports (caregiving and receipt of care). Finally, we direct researchers to additional data resources for understanding aging in Sweden in greater depth. Sweden was one of the first countries to experience rapid population aging. Quality of life for a majority of older Swedes is high. Local control permits a flexible and adaptive set of services and programs, where emphasis is placed on improving the quality and targeting of services that have already reached a plateau as a function of population and expenditures.

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2014. Vol. 54, no 4, 525-532 p.
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Public services, Demographics, Caregiving, Housing, Pensions
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Gerontology, specializing in Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-23213DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnt124ISI: 000340067100001PubMedID: 24127459Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84905047682Local ID: HHJÅldrandeISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-23213DiVA: diva2:690071
Available from: 2014-01-22 Created: 2014-01-22 Last updated: 2016-03-24Bibliographically approved

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