Male Indigenous and non-Indigenous ageing: A new millennium community development challenge

Richard Earle, Leon D Earle
1999 South Pacific Journal of Psychology  
This article focuses on Australian men living in the Northern Territory, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous. They are identified as the sector least able to access the indicators of successful ageing, and a sector in urgent need of community inclusive policies, programs, and social support. Four important concepts have been identified in developing this paper; namely the indicators of successful ageing, the use of the term 'age range' (as a means of examining needs more specifically), life
more » ... fically), life cycle comparisons (between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians), and the limitations of generic Federal policies. These concepts are linked with Social Context Theory, to identify a major community development challenge.
doi:10.1017/s0257543400000584 fatcat:wtxaydmpxzcqlhpx7qg44mmuwa