publication . Article . 2013

Health Inequalities and Active Aging: What Can Social Workers Do?

Won Min, Jong;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: Universidad de Murcia
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
The ongoing Eurozone crisis brought Spain harsh austerity measures of higher tax and cuts in medical care and social services. The growing economic hardship may lead to greater economic inequality. Income inequality, in turn, could cause inequitable health differences in population, called “health inequalities.” All of the events pose great challenges and risk to older adults, and threatens their efforts toward achieving healthy and active aging in Spain. This paper provides an overview of health inequalities in Spain and active aging, and discusses the potential roles of social workers in reducing health inequalities while promoting active aging for older adult...
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free text keywords: Active aging, health inequalities, crisis, 36 - Bienestar y problemas sociales. Trabajo social. Ayuda social. Vivienda. Seguros
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