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Very important research being done here.
One brief comment re: the Thailand findings. There is a detailed ethnography of kinship and family life of the aged in Chiangmai City, Northern Thailand, that is worth including.
This is a Ph.D. dissertation done at the University of Illinois, Department of Anthropology, in the 1970s entitled: Socio-Cultural Aspects of Aging in Buddhist Northern Thailand, by William Delaney.
This dissertation is available online by typing in the title using Google.