Ageing in asia-pacific: Interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives

Thomas R. Klassen, Masa Higo, Nopraenue S. Dhirathiti, Theresa W. Devasahayam

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Abstract

In the coming decades, challenges and risks associated with rapid population ageing will be paramount in Asia-Pacific. Examining key trends, dilemmas and developments with reference to specific nations, the book draws conclusions and policy recommendations that apply to Asia-Pacific as a whole. Individual chapters focus on the impact of population ageing, along with urbanization and industrialization, on the lives of people in the region. The book shows how leaders in Asia-Pacific - political, community and others - need to respond to changes in family and social structures, disease pathology, gender roles, income security, the care of older citizens and the provision of social and health welfare.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages290
ISBN (Electronic)9781351377225
ISBN (Print)9781315147253
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 16 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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