Aging in Comparative Perspective: Processes and Policies
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 23, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 96 pages
This book examines the key aging processes in seven countries (United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, Japan, China, Nepal, and South Africa) and the main policies that have been, and are being, developed to deal with this rapid change in the demographic profile. It addresses the problems that are identified as well as the positive aspects of aging within each of these contrasting societies. Thus it makes a significant contribution to the major debates about growing old across the globe.
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Chapter 1 Introduction An Aging World
Chapter 2 Aging in the United States
Chapter 3 Aging in the UK
Chapter 4 Aging in Sweden
Chapter 5 Aging in Japan
Chapter 6 Aging in China
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