MODERN SOCIETY AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION OF EIDERLY PEOPLE IN THE R. OF MACEDONIA

Abdilnaser SINANI, Ibish KADRIU

Abstract


Aspects of social exclusion occur as a multifaceted problem of contemporary society and at the same time are subject of treatment of many economic, political and scientific experiences and discussions. However, this problem has not yet become a priority issue for many societies, including Macedonia. Poverty and social exclusion represents a threat for over one third of European citizens. It is assumed that about 10 percent of this number is the elderly. A large number of Macedonian citizens are in unsatisfactory social circumstances: they do not have access to public goods and services. Most of pensioners and the elderly have low pensions, not enough to meet their needs. In the Republic of Macedonia is not yet known exactly how many elders who enjoy no pension at all, although it is assumed that their number relatively high. Social exclusion is closely related to unemployment, poverty and social isolation which influence each other. This paper aims to examine the situations and activities to lessen the social exclusion in this country from the perspective of modern life, the transformation of the family in contemporary societies. The paper begins with theoretical and methodological framework with regard to the problem of social inclusiveness, and continues with social circumstances and in the end with conclusions and suggestions how to improve the current situation.

Keywords: poverty, social exclusion, elders and modernity


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