The Well-Being of the Elderly in Asia: A Four-Country Comparative Study
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Unused pristine first edition bound in dark blue boards with copper title on spine. Dust jacket is unclipped, pristine, and protected in removable mylar. Comparative examination across four Asian societies that differ culturally and in economic development: Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. 615 pages includes, index, appendices. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2080136767
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The contributors to this volume use survey and other data collected over ten years to examine the well-being of the current older population in four Asian countries: The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. Each major analytic chapter looks at a key dimension of well-being--economic, physical and mental health, work and leisure--and how these are affected by the familial and social support arrangements, as well as age, gender, education, and urban-rural residence. Where possible, changes over time are traced.
Explicit attention is given to the policies and programs in place and under development in each country and to the cultural accommodations underway. The contributors also look ahead to the implications of the large numbers of elderly with very different characteristics who will predominate in the coming years and to the policy implications of this coming transformation. The book will be important for scholars and policymakers whose work involves population in Asia, including demographers, sociologists, and economists.
Albert I. Hermalin is Research Scientist at Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research, and Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan.
Titel: The Well-Being of the Elderly in Asia: A ...
Verlag: Univ of Michigan Pr, Ann Arbor,MI.
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