By Roger Goodman,Sarah Harper
The quantity takes 4 key subject matters relating to getting old – the event of previous age; intergenerational kin; economics of and social coverage for ageing; sturdiness and the tradition of getting older - and examines how those concerns are rising in several areas of Asia, particularly, the previous Soviet Union, South Asia, China, Japan and South-East Asia. In putting those Asian instances stories within the broader context of debates approximately, and rules on, getting old extra more often than not, it brings them into the mainstream of comparative examine on growing older from which they've been too frequently excluded. because the reports convey, the connection among aging and poverty is a fancy one and infrequently displays coverage in the direction of the elderly instead of that the elderly themselves are unproductive and based. getting older, furthermore, can now not be regarded as easily a countrywide query; we additionally have to reflect on the consequences of its worldwide size by way of matters comparable to human rights and caliber of life.
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Ageing in Asia: Asia’s Position in the New Global Demography by Roger Goodman,Sarah Harper