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Monitoring of the Modern Social Policy for Elderly Citizens of Moscow

Malyshev M.L.

4 (11), 2017

Malyshev M.L. Monitoring of the Modern Social Policy for Elderly Citizens of Moscow. Social area, 2017, no. 4 (11). URL: http://socialarea-journal.ru/article/2375?_lang=en

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The consequences of population ageing entail changes in both economic sphere and social structure of the society. The transformation of the population’s age structure requires the government to implement measures in two directions: supporting the country’s sustainable socio-economic development and ensuring the decent quality of life for the permanently growing group of the older generation. The purpose for the article is to conduct comprehensive analysis of the results of the ninth wave of monitoring of the modern social policy for elderly Muscovites, which helps assess the standard of living and the quality of life. The information framework includes data of the ninth wave of comprehensive monitoring of the standard of living and quality of life of elderly citizens (sampling – more than 5 thousand representatives of retired Muscovites). The article reviews the key issues of implementing the modern social policy for elderly Muscovites to encourage active ageing, improve the quality of life, use knowledge, experience and labor potential of the older generation as an important resource of economic growth, and create an efficient system of social assistance and support responsive to the needs of modern people, complete, and ensure its efficient practical implementation. The study uses general scientific and sociological methods. The sociological assessment of the monitoring results helps identify both positive and negative aspects of the current state of the standard of living and the quality of life of the older generation. It is concluded that the current statue of the new structure of social service indicates the beginning of its reorganization. It is required to conduct more intense reformation of social security for elderly people in Moscow with the re-focus on creating conditions for ensuring independence, realization of internal potential, active participation in economic and social development of the city. It is necessary to engage all social institutions of the city in the process of transformation of the structure of social security for the elderly citizens (healthcare, education, culture, sport, employment, etc.)


quality of life, social infrastructure, social security, social work, middle age, social services

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