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Demographic Aging as a Guiding Paradigm in Canada's Welfare State

Susan A. McDaniel
Canadian Public Policy / Analyse de Politiques
Vol. 13, No. 3 (Sep., 1987), pp. 330-336
DOI: 10.2307/3550909
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3550909
Page Count: 7
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Abstract

L'argument central de cet article est que le vieillissement démographique est devenu un paradigme guide important pour les discussions et recherches en politique publique canadienne. Quoique l'on pense généralement que le processus de vieillissement démographique est un phénomène simple, ses relations inextricables avec la situation socio-économique à l'intérieur de laquelle il se produit, le rend difficile à comprendre en dehors de cette situation. Les causes et les effets tendent à se confondre quand l'on tente de démêler les relations complexes qui lient le vieillissement démographique à la structure sociale canadienne. Dans cet article, nous explorons certaines des causes et des effets malcompris du vieillissement démographique dans le cadre particulier des discussions de politiques canadiennes. Nous éclairons en particulier plusieurs aspects récents des liens complexes entre le vieillissement démographique, et la structure et politique socio-économique, y compris les marchés en changement, la dépendance économique et les exigences de pensions et de services à la santé. /// The central argument of this paper is that demographic aging has emerged as an important guiding paradigm in Canadian public policy discussions and research. Although the process of demographic aging is generally thought to be straightforward, its inextricable connections with the socio-economic situation in which it occurs, renders it difficult to understand apart from that situation. Causes and consequences tend to merge in the attempt to disentangle the complex relationships of demographic aging to Canadian social structure. In this paper, some of the less well understood causes and consequences of demographic aging are explored within the specific context of Canadian policy-oriented thinking. Several contemporary aspects of the complex linkages between demographic aging, socio-economic structure and policy are highlighted, including shifting markets, economic dependency and pension and health care requirements.

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