Ageing in Asia
Asia's Position in the New Global Demography
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Ageing in Asia by Roger Goodman
Book DescriptionThe volume 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 about, and policies on, ageing more generally, it brings them into the mainstream of comparative research on ageing from which they have been too often excluded. As the studies show, the relationship between ageing and poverty is a complex one and often reflects policy towards the aged rather than that the aged themselves are unproductive and dependent. Ageing, moreover, can no longer be considered as simply a national question; we also need to consider the implications of its global dimension in terms of issues such as human rights and quality of life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415445832
(246mm x 174mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Roger Goodman
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This 2002 book is an in-depth study of the formation of social policy in a non-western society.
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This book examines what happens to children in contemporary Japan when they come into the care of the state. It explores Japanese ideas of adoption, fostering, child abuse, and child protection, and provides the first full account in English of the development and delivery of child welfare in the world's second largest economy.
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Author Biography - Roger Goodman
Roger Goodman is Nissan Professor of Modern Japanese Studies at the University of Oxford Sarah Harper is Director of the Oxford Institute of Ageing
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