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Ageing in Asia

Author: Roger Goodman; Sarah Harper
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.
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"The book takes four key themes related to ageing - the experience of old age; intergenerational relations; economics of and social policy for ageing; longevity and the culture of ageing - and examines how these issues are emerging in different regions of Asia, specifically, the former Soviet Union, South Asia, China, Japan and South-East Asia. In placing these Asian cases studies in the broader context of debates  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ageing in Asia.
London : Routledge, 2008
(OCoLC)652063082
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Goodman; Sarah Harper
ISBN: 9780415445832 0415445833 0415464269 9780415464260
OCLC Number: 170035375
Description: v, 122 pages : illustrations 1 map ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Asia's Position in the New Global Demography / Roger Goodman and Sarah Harper --
2. Economic Reform and Intergenerational Relationships in China / Charlotte Ikels --
3. "No Wasting" and "Empty Nesters": "Old Age" in Beijing / Anna Boermel --
4. Political and Economic Influences on the Health and Welfare of the Elderly in the USSR and Russia: 1955-2005 / Christopher Mark Davis --
5. The Economic Marginalization of Post-Soviet Russia's Elderly Population and the Failure of State Ageing Policy: A Case Study of Magadan City / John Round --
6. Experiences in Old Age: A South Indian Example of how Functional Age is Socially Structured / Penny Vera-Sanso --
7. The Intergenerational Contract in the Changing Asian Family / Elisabeth J. Croll.
Responsibility: edited by Roger Goodman and Sarah Harper.

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Examines how the experience of old age; intergenerational relations; economics of and social policy for ageing; longevity and the culture of ageing are emerging in different regions of Asia,  Read more...

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