chapter  10
11 Pages

Women ageing: changing policy, challenging practice


This book has been about growing in our understanding of ageing, as it confronts women in general and ourselves in particular. The central chapters attempted to highlight the changing identities of women as they age while, at the same time, challenging a number of myths about women’s roles in the home, at work and in education. Key themes in women’s lives were reviewed by drawing on our own empirical work, from existing literature and research findings and from our practice experience in a variety of arenas.