Active Ageing in Asia by Alan Walker, Christian Aspalter

By Alan Walker, Christian Aspalter

East Asian societies are altering speedily, and some of the most vital features of this modification is inhabitants the aging. of society. "Active aging" is likely one of the few techniques on hand this present day to successfully tackle the issues coming up from a highly-aged and, really in East Asia, fast-ageing society, providing a brand new social coverage paradigm to redirect and innovate new social regulations, relatively social prone, social transfers, social rules and legislation, in the direction of extra funding in and help of the short emerging variety of olderelderly electorate.

This e-book makes a speciality of the reports of East Asian societies the place lively getting old has been carried out. It provides a radical research of the concept that of energetic growing older and its power and difficulties of implementations in several phases of improvement in East Asia, when offering theoretical readability to, and broadening the idea that of, lively getting older. extra, the country-focused case experiences discover how one can layout, pursue, degree and overview social rules, spotlight the issues relating to the implementation of the concept that of lively growing older in social coverage and description the sensible implications of lively getting older concept forin coverage making.

Active getting older in Asia will entice scholars and students of social and public coverage, social paintings, gerontology and overall healthiness and social management, in addition to to coverage makers operating within the box.

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Leaving no one behind”). , the community, was the family and with it the last line of defense. Modern welfare state systems – be they large or small, no matter what type and degree of redistribution they feature – have tried to achieve equality of opportunity, and overall inclusivity so that no one is left out or is left behind. Universal benefits and services (such as the 0-Baht universal health care scheme in Thailand) and non-­economic targeting (such as geographic targeting in anti-­ poverty programs) (cf.

Universalism, equality of opportunity, and inclusivity Given the empirical reality of marked socio-­economic inequality in most developing and developed countries of the world, developmental social policy scholars are keen to address this issue with a new focus on redistributive social policies. And here the most important question is not how much redistribution, but redistribution of what and how to facilitate redistribution in an effective and efficient manner? Redistribution is meaningless if it proves to be ineffective or even harmful, if it proves to have negative side-­effects or outcomes.

339–59. Walker, A. (2009a), The Emergence and Application of Active Ageing in Europe, Journal of Ageing and Social Policy, Vol.  75–93. Walker, A. (2009b) Why is Ageing So Unequal? In: P. Cann, P. and M.  141–58. Walker, A. (2012), The New Ageism, The Political Quarterly, Vol.  812–19. Walker, A. and Deacon, B. (2003), Economic Globalisation and Policies on Ageing, Journal of Societal and Social Policy, Vol.  1–18. Walker, A. and Maltby, T. (1997), Ageing Europe, Milton Keynes, Open University Press.

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