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Análise Psicológica

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VAZ, Ester. Mais idade e menos cidadania . Aná. Psicológica [online]. 1998, vol.16, n.4, pp.621-633. ISSN 0870-8231.

The article reports the results of a study about the social integration of elderly people with functional autonomy, in terms of their well-being in urban and rural environments. Main analysis factors: the relationship established between the social equipments for elderly people and the personal satisfaction level that is felt; the conditions personal protagonism in the elderly people's afectivity, socialization and autonomy in the family and social environments. The results obtained suggest the existence of sociability and solidarity, both in the family and the neighbourhood levels, felt more strongly in rural environments. Moreover, the strict rules involving the functioning and the distancing of the family groups of elderly people, imposed by social equipment, work negatively on the elderly people's personal fulfilment. Furthermore, the constant support given by the elderly people to their families and especially to their grandchildren becomes, to themselves, an important way of social integration, not easily recognised but with great social value.

Keywords : Elderly; social policies; citizenship; home older; retired.

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