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23 October 2018 - 25 October 2018

Tehran, Iran

HelpAge Asia-Pacific Regional Conference ‘Family, Community and State in Ageing Societies’ 23-25 October 2018, Tehran, Iran

Throughout history, responsibility for older persons was assumed to lie with the family. Reflecting this shared human experience, many ageing and population policies in Asia have been based on families as the source of support in old age. The community or – as last resort – the government was expected to intervene only in cases of extreme neglect and deprivation. 

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