Ageing Matters: European Policy Lessons from the East by J.F. Doling,Dr. Tony Maltby,Professor Catherine

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 businesses within the welfare states of Europe. notwithstanding, an getting old team is more and more a question of outrage for the built and fast-developing international locations of Asia. Japan leads the sphere during this recognize because of the rate of its postwar financial improvement. however the little tigers of Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan are poised to seize up, and Malaysia, notwithstanding within the moment tier of constructing Asian economics, faces the possibility of inhabitants getting older enough to daunt an as but under-prepared infrastructure for outdated age support.

This e-book is the 1st to envision intimately the reports and customers of inhabitants getting older in these Asian nations with the top GDP in keeping with capita. The authors pose the query to what quantity Asia and 'old Europe' can examine from one another by way of coverage making plans. the 1st part of the e-book units out the sphere by way of the demographic features and coverage predicaments of ecu and Asian international locations. the second one part offers case-studies of six nations: Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Malaysia.

The publication will tremendously curiosity teachers, 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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