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Description - Living Longer by Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

Accelerated population ageing, long a significant issue for developed countries, is now becoming important in the developing world too. Population ageing is one of the great achievements of the past century - although it brings its own social, economic, political and cultural challenges. The quality of life of older people is strongly conditioned by their capacity to manage opportunities and risks. Social protection, both formal and informal, can be critical. This book examines the links between wellbeing and development, drawing on examples from low, middle and high-income countries. It examines ageing in a number of very different development contexts -- Argentina, Brazil, China, Ghana, Japan, Mexico, Thailand, Ukraine, UK and USA. It highlights the complexity of relationships between development and the way later life is experienced, identifies key priorities for policy-makers, and maps out an urgent research agenda.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781842773574
ISBN-10: 1842773577
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

Peter Lloyd-Sherlock lectures in the School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia. His previous publications include Old Age and Poverty in the Developing World: The Shanty Towns of Buenos Aires (Macmillan, 1997). The contributors are experts on ageing and development from all over the world. The book is co-published with the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD).