By J.F. Doling, Dr. Tony Maltby, Professor Catherine Jones-Finer, John Doling, Tony, Dr Maltby, Catherine, Professor Jones Finer
The implications of inhabitants growing old have lengthy involved politicians, coverage makers and governmental and non-governmental companies within the welfare states of Europe. in spite of the fact that, an growing old staff is more and more a question of shock for the constructed and fast-developing international locations of Asia. Japan leads the sector during this admire as a result of the rate of its postwar fiscal improvement. however the little tigers of Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan are poised to seize up, and Malaysia, even though within the moment tier of constructing Asian economics, faces the chance of inhabitants getting old adequate to daunt an as but under-prepared infrastructure for previous age support.
This booklet is the 1st to envision intimately the reviews and clients of inhabitants getting older in these Asian international locations with the top GDP according to capita. The authors pose the query to what volume Asia and 'old Europe' can examine from one another by way of coverage making plans. the 1st component of the ebook units out the sphere when it comes to the demographic features and coverage predicaments of eu and Asian international locations. the second one part provides case-studies of six international locations: Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Malaysia.
The ebook will vastly curiosity lecturers, postgraduates and pros in gerontology, social coverage, comparative social coverage, public coverage, political financial system, sociology, social paintings and social security.
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