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dc.contributor.authorWilinska, Monika-
dc.contributor.authorCedersund, Elisabet-
dc.description.abstractThis article discusses the motives of ageing policies, based on two cases of national policy documents, from Sweden and Poland. The discourse analysis applied in this study follows the key principles of motive analysis. The main findings indicate that neither document is primarily concerned about older people and their well-being. People and their lives are secondary to the main focus of the analysed policy proposals. Ageing is feared in those documents, and imagined consequences of the population ageing are attenuated.This study offers an insight into discursive spaces of old age in Poland and Sweden. Furthermore, it presents motive analysis as a valuable method for studying ways of problematising social policy issues. The article draws attention to discourses that shape social policy and are reinforced by it. It also shows the process of enacting a precautionary principle in social policy that often leads to reductionist and simplistic perspectives that focus on only one aspect of a given phenomenon.en_UK
dc.publisherLanguage and Society Research Committee 25 of the International Sociological Association-
dc.relationWilinska M & Cedersund E (2011) Stay healthy, be active and work! - Motive analysis of policy proposals on old age, Language, Discourse and Society, 1 (1), pp. 55-79.-
dc.rightsPublisher is open-access. Open access publishing allows free access to and distribution of published articles where the author retains copyright of their work by employing a Creative Commons attribution licence. Proper attribution of authorship and correct citation details should be given.-
dc.subjectmotive analysisen_UK
dc.subjectold ageen_UK
dc.subjectsocial policy documentsen_UK
dc.titleStay healthy, be active and work! - Motive analysis of policy proposals on old ageen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleLanguage, Discourse and Society-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.contributor.affiliationSociology/Social Pol&Criminology-
dc.contributor.affiliationLinkoping University-
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