By Roger Goodman,Sarah Harper

The quantity takes 4 key issues concerning ageing – the adventure of outdated age; intergenerational relatives; economics of and social coverage for growing old; sturdiness and the tradition of growing older - and examines how those matters are rising in numerous areas of Asia, in particular, the previous Soviet Union, South Asia, China, Japan and South-East Asia. In putting those Asian situations reviews within the broader context of debates approximately, and guidelines on, getting older extra usually, it brings them into the mainstream of comparative examine on growing older from which they've been too frequently excluded. because the reviews convey, the connection among ageing and poverty is a posh one and infrequently displays coverage in the direction of the elderly instead of that the elderly themselves are unproductive and established. getting older, furthermore, can not be regarded as easily a countrywide query; we additionally have to think of the consequences of its international size when it comes to concerns comparable to human rights and caliber of life.

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