Download e-book for iPad: Aging in Comparative Perspective: Processes and Policies by Ian Gillespie Cook, Jamie Halsall

By Ian Gillespie Cook, Jamie Halsall

ISBN-10: 1461419778

ISBN-13: 9781461419778

This booklet examines the foremost getting older tactics in seven international locations (United States, uk, Sweden, Japan, China, Nepal, and South Africa) and the most regulations which have been, and are being, constructed to house this speedy switch within the demographic profile. It addresses the issues which are pointed out in addition to the gains of getting older inside of each one of those contrasting societies. hence it makes an important contribution to the main debates approximately growing old around the globe.

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Since then, as these authors note the Japanese Pension System as a whole has been hit by a major scandal of careless recording of pension records in the switch from hand-written records to a computer-based data system. ). ). 1 Elderly income comparison, mid-2000s Mean disposable Country income of elderly Canada 17,000 Finland 12,000 Germany 14,000 Italy 13,000 Japan 18,000 Netherlands 12,000 Sweden 12,000 United Kingdom 12,000 United States 18,000 Source: Choon, Kitamura, and Tsui (2008), p.

134), while Taeuber (1956) notes that the prewar decline in death rates among infants and young children speeded up in the postwar years. Therefore, “in 1952– 1953 the death rates of males in their twenties were only one-third what they had been 5 years before” (Taeuber, p. 25). In part, such changes reflect not only the changing nature of Japanese society but also the major social and political effects of the postwar US occupation plus new legislation for birth control and conception. After the war for example, abortion was legalized and this had a dramatic influence on birth rates because abortion “was a substantial way of limiting birth” (Sato and Iwasawa, 2006).

486) notes David Cameron perceived the Big Society as: the implicit ideas that ‘responsibility’ ought not to be defined by individual citizens through the payment of taxes to the state-ensuring that all citizens’ basic needs are provided for. Rather, it is principally about citizens having a moral obligation to undertake voluntary activity in the community and to take responsibility for their own individual welfare needs. The big society has different agendas within the public and the private sector.

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