Aging in Comparative Perspective: Processes and Policies by Ian Gillespie Cook, Jamie Halsall

By Ian Gillespie Cook, Jamie Halsall

This publication examines the foremost getting older techniques in seven nations (United States, uk, Sweden, Japan, China, Nepal, and South Africa) and the most rules which were, and are being, constructed to house this quick switch within the demographic profile. It addresses the issues which are pointed out in addition to the good points of getting older inside of each one of those contrasting societies. therefore it makes an important contribution to the key debates approximately ageing around the globe.

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P. 90). In any case, people can switch their premium pot to another fund, and the report suggests that 57% of savers on average do choose which fund to invest in. It seems to us that, all in all, Swedish policymakers are making a good attempt at dealing with a difficult and complex set of circumstances. 34 4 Aging in Sweden Agism in a Liberal Society Given Sweden’s liberal traditions, and its long-term engagement with having a high proportion of older people, it is interesting to discover whether these factors have led to lower levels of agism than can be experienced in other less-liberal societies.

Yes, the Ring of Fire is a reality for you and many like you, and life will never be quite the same again for at least a generation. You are grateful to have been spared but you would rather that you had been taken and one from the younger generation had survived in your stead. The final section of this chapter will conclude by exploring the selflessness of your generation in the face of such disastrous happenings. G. Cook and J. 1007/978-1-4614-1978-5_5, © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012 37 38 5 Aging in Japan Growth of the Oldest Old Writing some years ago in the journal Foreign Affairs, Ezrati (1997, p.

Such findings are encouraging, particularly because their participants were more likely to be living in their own homes (89%) than are many comparable populations elsewhere, and this accords with the “guiding principle” of Swedish “eldercare” of such cohorts remaining in their own homes for as long as possible. Chapter 5 Aging in Japan Japan has become one of the wealthiest societies in the world, and also (by 2005) the oldest. Imagine the contrasts you have seen if you are now in your eighties in this country: in your childhood you saw the rise of Japanese militarism, entry into World War Two via the attack on the US at Pearl Harbor, and the shock of eventual defeat precipitated by the dropping of the atomic bombs in Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

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