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Ageing Societies
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Ageing Societies

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Ageing Societies by Sarah Harper

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Demographic ageing is a reality - within 25 years half the population of Western Europe will be over 50, one quarter over 65, and the Less Developed Countries will contain one billion elderly people. Ageing Societies examines the myths, challenges and opportunities behind these figures. Ageing Societies explores three areas: A the growing necessity for extending economic activity into later life and the implications of societal ageing for the intergenerational contract and the provision of social security A the changes in modern families and the implications the changes have for the provision of support and care for the ageing population A the biggest demographic challenge of all: ageing in the Less Developed Countries where there is little or no infrastructure to provide long-term care or social security. Combining bio-demography, sociology, economics and development studies, Ageing Societies highlights the opportunities of an ageing population for a mature society. Age-integrated and flexible workforces, increased labour mobility, intergenerational integration, age equality and politically stable age-integrated societies are the potential benefits of a demography which will be with us for the majority of this century.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780340517567
ISBN-10: 0340517565
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Pages: 376
Imprint: Hodder Arnold
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Sarah Harper

How Population Change Will Transform Our World by Sarah Harper How Population Change Will Transform Our World, Hardback (July 2016)

In How Population Will Transform Our World , Sarah Harper looks at fertility rates and age structures of populations in different regions of the world against the backdrop of urbanization and climate change, drawing out the profound implications and challenges for societies, economies, and the environment in the decades to come.

Ageing in Asia by Sarah Harper Ageing in Asia, Hardback (August 2007)

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.

Families in Ageing Societies by Sarah Harper Families in Ageing Societies, Hardback (September 2004)

Bringing together a group of scholars, this volume considers the implications of the demographic ageing of western societies on intergenerational relationships and the family. Data sets from the US, UK, and Europe are drawn on to examine the impact of kin structures, intergenerational responsibilities, and the issues impacting on family.

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Author Biography - Sarah Harper

Sarah Harper is Director of the Oxford Institute of Ageing at the University of Oxford, UK. She has taught and studied issues of demography and societal ageing in China, Scandinavia, Australia and the USA, and was Professor in public policy at the University of Chicago, USA.

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