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By Roger Goodman, Sarah Harper

ISBN-10: 0415445833

ISBN-13: 9780415445832

The quantity takes 4 key issues on the topic of growing older – the event of outdated age; intergenerational family members; economics of and social coverage for growing older; sturdiness and the tradition of getting old - and examines how those matters are rising in several areas of Asia, in particular, the previous Soviet Union, South Asia, China, Japan and South-East Asia. In putting those Asian circumstances reports within the broader context of debates approximately, and guidelines on, getting older extra mostly, it brings them into the mainstream of comparative learn on getting old from which they've been too usually excluded. because the stories exhibit, the connection among getting older and poverty is a posh one and infrequently displays coverage in the direction of the elderly instead of that the elderly themselves are unproductive and established. ageing, furthermore, can now not be regarded as easily a countrywide query; we additionally have to ponder the consequences of its worldwide size by way of matters reminiscent of human rights and caliber of life.

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248). Similarly, in a study looking at middle-aged caregivers of the elderly in two cities in central China, Zhan (2004) found that few of these care-giving parents expected their own children to put care ahead of a job, and most did not expect to share a residence with children when they themselves were old. Yet her study also has some unexpected findings: the willingness of the younger respondents (secondary school and college students in the two provinces in which the cities were located) to fulfil filial responsibilities was, on all measures, higher than the caregivers’ expectations.

51–52. Kwon, H. -J. (1999) Income Transfers to the Elderly in East Asia: Testing Asian Values CASEpaper 27 (London School of Economics: STICERD). Leeson, G. (2004) The Demographics and Economics of UK Health and Social Care for Older Adults (Oxford: OIA). Lloyd-Sherlock, P. (2001) Old Age Poverty and Economic Survival (London: DfID). Moser, C. , Journal of International Development, 13, pp. 361–368. Rajan, S. , Misra, U. & Sarma, P. S. (1999) India’s Elderly: Burden or Challenge? (London: Sage Publications).

At the same time that divestment was underway, work units continued the construction of housing projects already under contract. Additional, disproportionately luxurious, housing was under construction by private developers. This housing, known as commodity or commercial housing, sells at prices well beyond the income of ordinary households. What had once been rice fields on the peripheries of cities has rapidly filled in with new housing that is largely occupied by the children 55 of the elderly who, as employees, outrank retirees in the competition for new space.

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