Ageing Matters: European Policy Lessons From The East by J.F. Doling, Dr. Tony Maltby, Professor Catherine

By J.F. Doling, Dr. Tony Maltby, Professor Catherine Jones-Finer, John Doling, Tony, Dr Maltby, Catherine, Professor Jones Finer

The implications of inhabitants getting older have lengthy involved politicians, coverage makers and governmental and non-governmental enterprises within the welfare states of Europe. even though, an ageing group is more and more an issue of shock for the constructed and fast-developing nations of Asia. Japan leads the sector during this appreciate because of the rate of its postwar monetary improvement. however the little tigers of Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan are poised to trap up, and Malaysia, although within the moment tier of constructing Asian economics, faces the possibility of inhabitants growing old enough to daunt an as but under-prepared infrastructure for previous age support.

This e-book is the 1st to envision intimately the stories and customers of inhabitants getting old in these Asian international locations with the top GDP in step with capita. The authors pose the query to what quantity Asia and 'old Europe' can study from one another when it comes to coverage making plans. the 1st part of the publication units out the sector when it comes to the demographic features and coverage predicaments of eu and Asian nations. the second one part provides case-studies of six nations: Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Malaysia.

The ebook will enormously curiosity teachers, postgraduates and execs in gerontology, social coverage, comparative social coverage, public coverage, political financial system, sociology, social paintings and social security.

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One such vision lies within the concept of 'active ageing'. As Walker (2002) describes, its genesis can be traced back to the 1960s and to the Disengagement theses (cf. Cumming and Henry 1961) and the promotion of 'successful ageing': the denial of the onset of old age (Havinghurst 1954). A key mover to the newer structural interpretation of this and to the formulation of 'active ageing' has come from the A geing and Social Policy in the European Union 35 work of the World Health Organization (WHO).

The review of the previous plan period noted that a family development programme had been initiated in 1991.

Growing Old: The Process of Disengagement. New York: Basic Books. Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) (2002). Simplicity, Security and Choice: W orking and Saving for Retirement, Green Paper, Cm 5677. London: Stationery Office. Economic Policy Committee (EPC) (2001). Budgetary Challenges Posed by A geing Populations: the Impact on Public Spending on Pensions, Health and Long-term Care for the Elderly and Possible Indicators of the Long-term Sustainability of Public Finances. Brussels, 24 October, EPC/ECF1N/655/01-EN final.

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