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Europas befolkning åldras -utmaningar och strategier: En studie om EU:s möjligheter att arbeta mot de äldres ohälsa
Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Social Work.
Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Social Work.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Europe´s population ages -challenges and strategies : A study of EU´s possibilities to promote well-being of the elderly (English)
Abstract [en]

The aging population is a challenge for Europe and there must be cooperation between EU member states to join the challenge to meet. The purpose of this study is to describe and analyze the EU's ability to influence older people's health, based on experiences from a selection of European officials and on a review of the EU's common strategies. The authors studied and problematize the implementation of the strategies that the EU has negotiated for the work against the elderly poor health, with a view of member countries have different conditions. Using qualitative methods, we have collected and processed statements from targeted interviews and publications by a range of European policies. The material was then analyzed from implementation theory and organizational theory, and based on results of previous research. The result shows that the EU is developing common strategies and coordination methods to the aforementioned challenge to meet. The results also show that the differences existing between Member States causes implementation difficulties of the common strategies. The study states ultimately decide that there should be common strategies to facilitate the work of Member States when it comes to countering the elderly poor health. Study's respondents believe that these strategies should not be legislated because care work under them should not be on the EU level, efforts to combat ill-health of the elderly should be dealt with at national, regional and municipal levels.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 69 p.
Keyword [sv]
äldre, ohälsa, gemensamma strategier, implementering, EU
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-1231OAI: diva2:425181
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Socionomprogrammet med inriktning mot äldre
2011-06-08, Camara, Sköndal, Stockholm, 14:50 (Swedish)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-06-21 Created: 2011-06-20 Last updated: 2011-06-21Bibliographically approved

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