How Older People Satisfy Needs for Money, Health and Social Relations
To achieve a balance between needs and resources older people combine resources from the state, the market and non-monetized social relations. Each has comparative advantages and limitations. The talk will contrast top-down approaches that fragment needs and institutional resources by presenting bottom up view of how individuals integrate resources in different ways to meet different ways. The logic has significant implications for restructuring public expenditure in a time of fiscal conflict.
Richard Rose is director of the Centre for the Study of Public Policy at the University of Strahtclyde and has been a visiting researcher at the WZB off and on since 1988. Currently he is a visiting research professor in the unit Democracy and Democratization of the WZB.