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DANIEL, Fernanda; MONTEIRO, Rosa  and  FERREIRA, Jorge. Mapping of the public and private offers of services for the elderly in Portugal. Serv. Soc. Soc. [online]. 2016, n.126, pp.235-261. ISSN 2317-6318.

In this article it is discussed the adequacy of the social responses aimed at the elderly, as an integrating part of the social protection policies in old age. Such policies have been expanding in Portugal since the post-25th-of-April-of-1974 democratization and modernization process. The social responses aimed at the elderly from 1974 on are analyzed. The conclusion is that there are non-coincidences and absences that imply policy redefinition with effective synchronization between social diagnoses and the public service.

Keywords : The elderly; Social responses; Social Work; Social protection policies.

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