By Roger Goodman,Sarah Harper
The quantity takes 4 key subject matters concerning growing old – the event of outdated age; intergenerational kin; economics of and social coverage for ageing; sturdiness and the tradition of getting old - and examines how those matters are rising in numerous areas of Asia, in particular, the previous Soviet Union, South Asia, China, Japan and South-East Asia. In putting those Asian instances reviews within the broader context of debates approximately, and rules on, growing old extra often, it brings them into the mainstream of comparative study on growing older from which they've been too usually excluded. because the experiences exhibit, the connection among growing old and poverty is a fancy one and sometimes displays coverage in the direction of the elderly instead of that the elderly themselves are unproductive and based. aging, furthermore, can now not be regarded as easily a countrywide query; we additionally have to give some thought to the consequences of its worldwide size by way of concerns resembling human rights and caliber of life.
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