Living Longer: Ageing, Development and Social Protection
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BeschreibungThis book examines the links between well-being and development, drawing on examples from low, middle and high-income countries. It examines aging in a number of very different development contexts--in Argentina, Brazil, China, Ghana, Japan, Mexico, Thailand, Ukraine, UK and USA. It highlights the complexity of relationships between development and the way later life is experienced, identifies key priorities for policy-makers, and maps out an urgent research agenda.
InhaltsverzeichnisPreface; Acknowledgments; Notes on Contributors; 1. Ageing, development and social protection -generalisations, myths and stereotypes -- Peter Lloyd-Sherlock; SECTION I. DEVELOPMENT TRAJECTORIES, SOCIAL CHANGE AND WELL-BEING IN LATER LIFE; 2. Long-term historical changes in the status of elders: Britain as an exemplar of advanced industrial economies -- Paul Johnson; 3. Social policy and the well-being of older people at a time of economic slowdown: The case of Brazil -- Ana Amelia Camarano; 4. The impact of transition on older people in Ukraine: Looking to the future with hope -- Vladislav V Bezrukov and Natalia A Foigt; 5. Potential consequences of population ageing for social development in China -- Du Peng and David R Phillips; SECTION II. FORMAL SOCIAL PROTECTION AND OLDER PEOPLE; 6. Comparing pension schemes in Chile, Singapore, Brazil, and South Africa -- Armando Barrientos; 7. Long-term care in Japan: An issue of social contract in welfare transfer or generational conflict? - Tetsuo Ogawa; 8. Health policy and older people in Africa -- Di McIntyre; 9. Social health insurance for older people: A comparison of Argentina and the United States -- Nelida Redondo; SECTION III. OLDER PEOPLE AND THE CARE ECONOMY; 10. Intergenerational family support and old age economic security in Ghana -- Isabella Aboderin; 11. Ageing in Mexico: Families, informal care and reciprocity -- Cristina Gomes da Conceicao and Veronica Montes de Oca Zavala; 12. AIDS and older persons: The view from Thailand -- John Knodel and Chanpen Saengtienchai; 13. Care, dependency, and social justice: A challenge to conventional ideas of the social contract -- Martha C Nussbaum
PortraitPeter Lloyd-Sherlock lectures in the School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia. His previous publications include Old Age and Poverty in the Developing World: The Shanty Towns of Buenos Aires (Macmillan, 1997). The contributors are experts on ageing and development from all over the world. The book is co-published with the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD).
Pressestimmen'This volume could not be more timely in providing a detailed analysis of the relationship between ageing and development. An impressive range of authors discuss the major issues raised by population ageing in less developed and transition countries. It is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the critical contemporary global topics of ageing and development and deserves to be read widely.' - Professor Alan Walker, Professor of Social Policy, University of Sheffield 'In examining current knowledge on ageing and development, this important book challenges some pervasive stereotypes. The bases for believing that ageing populations are only a feature of the "developed world", and that growing numbers of older people will undermine existing systems of care and social protection, are questioned. This is a key resource for all those interested in issues of ageing or development, and will introduce many to the little-known links between the two' - Mark Gorman, Director of Policy Development, HelpAge International
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ZED BOOKS LTD
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2005
Seitenanzahl: 320 Seiten